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Do Fainting Goats Really Faint?

Do Fainting Goats Really Faint?

Learn about these funny and adorable barnyard creatures who are known to swoon!

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The Power of Sunshine

The Power of Sunshine

We were on to something! See the timely health advice the Farmers’ Almanac shared back in 1869 that is still relevant today.

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This Week: A Special Crescent Moon Sighting

This Week: A Special Crescent Moon Sighting

How soon after the dark New Moon can the thin sliver of a waxing crescent Moon be seen? Find out what the record is, and when you’ll be able to see it emerge this week.

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How Much Does A Brain Weigh, And Other Unusual Facts About Man

How Much Does A Brain Weigh, And Other Unusual Facts About Man

Did you know a little more than 1 hogshead pints of blood pass through the heart in one hour? We didn’t either! Find out more fun statistics in this Almanac Throwback from our 1883 edition.

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Do You Love Birds? Participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count!

Do You Love Birds? Participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count!

This weekend is for the birds . . . and the people who love them! Count the feathered frolickers in your own backyard for as little as 15 minutes to help expand our understanding of these wild creatures.

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“Roses are red, violets are blue…” We have the Valentine’s poems submitted by you!

“Roses are red, violets are blue…” We have the Valentine’s poems submitted by you!

Happy Valentine’s Day! We recently asked our readers to finish the lines of this famous poem to their sweethearts. Here some of the clever responses.

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Find Out Why February Is The Month Of Venus

Find Out Why February Is The Month Of Venus

Grab your telescope or binoculars and look for Venus this month as she reaches her most favorable viewing position and greatest brilliancy of 2017. We tell you what to look for, and when!

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Pothole Season Is Here!

Pothole Season Is Here!

Tis the season for potholes, large and small, on roadways everywhere. Editor Peter Geiger has some advice.

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A Look Back at One of Our Most Colorful (and Corny) Editors

A Look Back at One of Our Most Colorful (and Corny) Editors

Ray Geiger was the Farmers’ Almanac’s 6th editor and the reason we have a Farmers’ Almanac today. Here’s a look back, in photos, at his wonderful career.

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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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