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The 2014 Farmers Almanac
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mythology

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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A Ship in the Sky

A Ship in the Sky

Four modern constellations were once one massive ship. Learn more!

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A Love That’s Written in the Stars

A Love That’s Written in the Stars

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, now is the perfect time to look at a love story that is literally written in the stars.

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Moon Myths

Moon Myths

Men in the Moon, green cheese, full Moon fever, and other favorite lunar legends!

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Sun Myths – Ancient and Modern

Sun Myths – Ancient and Modern

The ancient Egyptians envisioned the Sun as a hawk, but that’s got nothing on some of the crazy Sun myths we believe today!

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Weather-ology: Mourning Sun

Weather-ology: Mourning Sun

One ancient culture believed the Sun was a distraught mother, looking for her child. Learn more!

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Monoceros: The Mysterious Horned Beast

Monoceros: The Mysterious Horned Beast

Look up! It’s a unicorn! No, it’s a rhinoceros! No, it’s er, well, we’re not really sure …

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Weather-ology: Winter Spirit

Weather-ology: Winter Spirit

The Ojibwe believed winter came in the form of a white-haired old man. Learn more!

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Weather-ology: The Hurricane’s Hundred Horrible Hands!

Weather-ology: The Hurricane’s Hundred Horrible Hands!

The ancient Greeks believed a hundred-handed monster was behind hurricanes. Learn more!

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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.