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World Series Time Capsule 1908

World Series Time Capsule 1908

The last time the Cubs won a World Series was in 1908. See what editor Peter Geiger found in looking through that year’s edition of the Farmers’ Almanac!

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Why Do We Trick Or Treat?

Why Do We Trick Or Treat?

Every Halloween, kids canvass neighborhoods looking for goodies. But where did this tradition come from? Find out.

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Get Ready For The Moon To Cover The Eye of the Bull

Get Ready For The Moon To Cover The Eye of the Bull

During the overnight hours of October 18-19, grab your telescope and tune into this occultation of one of the sky’s brightest stars. Find out more!

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Do You Know What To Do If A Fire Breaks Out?

Do You Know What To Do If A Fire Breaks Out?

It’s Fire Safety Week. Here are the key things you should know to protect yourself in the event of a fire in your car, at home, or while camping.

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5 Ways To Keep Your Jack-O-Lantern Fresher Longer

5 Ways To Keep Your Jack-O-Lantern Fresher Longer

Nothing is more unfestive than a sagging, rotting Halloween pumpkin on your front porch. Try these easy tips to help prolong your Jack-O-Lantern’s life.

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This Week: The Moon Points The Way To 3 Visible Planets

This Week: The Moon Points The Way To 3 Visible Planets

Use the Moon this week to lead you to not one, but three planets in our evening sky.

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Making History Yet Again

Making History Yet Again

Earlier this month, United States Senator Susan Collins of Maine issued a Congressional Record honoring our 200th edition. Read the official document!

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Friday’s Rare Black Moon: Here’s What It Means

Friday’s Rare Black Moon: Here’s What It Means

Is the Moon turning black on Friday? Is the world coming to an end? We have the answers.

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5 Best DIY Fruit Fly Traps

5 Best DIY Fruit Fly Traps

Nothing is more unappetizing than seeing a cloud of pesky fruit flies hovering over your fruit bowl. Try these easy and effective recipes that use items right in your pantry!

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If you notice a hole in the upper left-hand corner of your Farmers' Almanac, don't return it to the store! That hole isn't a defect; it's a part of history. Starting with the first edition of the Farmers' Almanac in 1818, readers used to nail holes into the corners to hang it up in their homes, barns, and outhouses (to provide both reading material and toilet paper). In 1919, the Almanac's publishers began pre-drilling holes in the corners to make it even easier for readers to keep all of that invaluable information (and paper) handy.

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