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The Event That Put Lewiston, Maine On The Map

The Event That Put Lewiston, Maine On The Map

On May 25, 1965, Lewiston, Maine was host to one of the biggest and most anticipated boxing matches of the century. Editor Peter Geiger remembers the night of the “Phantom Punch.”

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Venus & The Crescent Moon

Venus & The Crescent Moon

Farmers’ Almanac’s Southeast Bureau checked in tonight with this photo of the waxing crescent moon with Venus shining brightly nearby.

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10 Smart Uses For Used Coffee Grounds

10 Smart Uses For Used Coffee Grounds

Before you empty the coffee pot’s grounds into the trash, consider these ten household uses for them!

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Providing Help In Haiti

Providing Help In Haiti

Editor Peter Geiger shares the highlights of his most recent trip to Port au Prince, where he and a group of volunteers provided aid to an area still recovering from the 2010 quake.

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7 (easy) things you can do to ensure your day goes well

7 (easy) things you can do to ensure your day goes well

For most of us, mornings are a challenge. But they don’t have to be! Here’s a list of some things you can do to make sure your day starts off, and stays, on the right track all day long.

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Grisly, Gruesome and Grim: These Town Names Are Real!

Grisly, Gruesome and Grim: These Town Names Are Real!

North America is full of places with strange names. We’ve uncovered some towns whose names are absurd, creepy or just plain depressing!

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15 Egg Facts You May Not Know

15 Egg Facts You May Not Know

In honor of National Egg Month, here are 15 interesting facts about eggs you may not know!

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Who Invented The Zipper?

Who Invented The Zipper?

April 29th is Zipper Day! Learn how this simple device, that we all take for granted, came to be.

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A Firsthand Look at “Farm to Table”

A Firsthand Look at “Farm to Table”

The farm-to-table movement has forever altered the way we think about dining out. Read more about other benefits of community gardening and local, healthy eating.

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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 1910, 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.