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Groundhog Day History and Folklore

Groundhog Day History and Folklore

Where did the traditions associated with Groundhog Day originate? We have the answer!

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5 Fun Turkey Facts For Thanksgiving

5 Fun Turkey Facts For Thanksgiving

Time to start talking turkey for Turkey Day! Here are 5 things you may not have known about these unusual birds!

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What Is An Onion Snow?

What Is An Onion Snow?

Isn’t winter over? What does this kind of snow have to do with spring? Find out!

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Weatherology: Goddess of the Sun

Weatherology: Goddess of the Sun

In ancient Japan, it was believed that the Sun was a Goddess.

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February’s Full Snow Moon

February’s Full Snow Moon

Learn how February’s full moon, coming February 22nd, came to be known as the “Full Snow Moon” among Native American tribes, in this short video.

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December Weather Lore

December Weather Lore

Find out what the weather this month means for the rest of the year!

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November’s Full Beaver Moon

November’s Full Beaver Moon

Learn about the inspiration behind November’s full Moon name in this interesting Farmers’ Almanac video.

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October’s Full Hunter’s Moon

October’s Full Hunter’s Moon

Learn how October’s full Moon got its name.

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June’s Full Strawberry Moon

June’s Full Strawberry Moon

Learn how the name for June’s Full Moon originated in this month’s installment of Full Moon Names from Farmers’ Almanac.

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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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