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Farmers Almanac
The 2014 Farmers Almanac
Farmers' Almanac

Make our own toilet cleaner

Sprinkle 1/4 cup of baking soda around the edges of the bowl, carefully pour 1/4 cup of vinegar onto the baking soda, then scrub with a toilet brush.

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.