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Farmers Almanac
The 2014 Farmers Almanac
Farmers' Almanac

Only One Match?

Lots of candles but only one match? Try lighting a piece of uncooked spaghetti to light candles on a birthday cake.

This technique is also great for lighting a candle in a jar that’s melted too deep to reach with a regular match or lighter.

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.