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Introducing The Hercules Cluster

Introducing The Hercules Cluster

Look up in the sky! It’s a… kneeling man? A butterfly with wings? You’ll need your telescope to view this fuzzy patch of stars overhead when, as Edmund Halley said, “the Sky is serene and the Moon absent.” Learn more!

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Flag Rules and Etiquette: The Flag Code

Flag Rules and Etiquette: The Flag Code

June 14th is Flag Day, a special day to celebrate the Stars and Stripes. Do you know all the rules, customs, and traditions for displaying and caring for the American Flag? We have the proper etiquette here.

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Nature On The Front Porch

Nature On The Front Porch

Read how a hanging planter of sunny yellow petunias is now the home to a new family of house finches.

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A Fisherman’s Best Friend

A Fisherman’s Best Friend

Did you know there are better times to fish than others? Editor Peter Geiger explains how the Farmers’ Almanac can help.

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Best Tips for Selecting and Storing Cabbage

Best Tips for Selecting and Storing Cabbage

Whether you enjoy summer slaws or winter comfort foods, these cabbage tips will help you make the right choice when browsing the produce aisle or farmers market.

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Shining Light on the Phases of the Moon


Shining Light on the Phases of the Moon


What causes the Moon to shine differently from week to week? And why can you sometimes see the Moon during the day? We have the answers.

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Don’t Flush Those Expired Meds!

Don’t Flush Those Expired Meds!

It is estimated that 200,000 adults and a half-million children are inadvertently poisoned each year from pills that are improperly discarded. Learn how to safely dispose of unwanted medications.

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Uh Oh, Snow? In May?

Uh Oh, Snow? In May?

An Omega what? Find out why a crazy-shaped weather pattern will cause some parts of the country to see a big cool down!

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Almanac Throwback Crafts – Make A Toilet Tissue Caddy!

Almanac Throwback Crafts – Make A Toilet Tissue Caddy!

This clever craft how-to appeared in the 1978 edition of the Farmers’ Almanac Craft Book, dedicated to home crafters. Learn how to make a tissue caddy using coffee cans!

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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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