Check out these fun facts featured in the 1963 edition of the Farmers’ Almanac — a little of everything!
- There is about one cent’s worth of gold in 1,000 gallons of sea water.
- An ostrich can knock a man unconscious with one blow from its powerful feet.
- Eleven and twelve once were written “oneteen” and “twoteen.”
- A camel doesn’t feel the pangs of thirst for five days after drinking.
- There were only ten students in attendance when West Point Academy opened in 1802.
- Rhode Island has the greatest population density, and the highest proportion of industrial workers. (In 2015, New Jersey has the greatest).
- If you have to measure a short distance and have no ruler, use a dollar bill as a rough guide. The bill is just six and one-eighth inches long.