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Farmers Almanac
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Cooking hints and tips, suggestions for healthier family meals, grocery shopping advice and more.

popcorn history
Popcorn History and Trivia

January 19th is National Popcorn Day! Did you know Americans consume 14 billion (with a “b”) quarts of this salty snack annually? We’ve got more popcorn trivia and history here. Dig in!

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Helpful Hint…

Is an old golf bag taking up space in your garage? They can be a real treasure to a gardener. Long-handled tools can be carried in the club compartment and smaller ones in the side pocket.

Current Moon Phase

Waxing Gibbous, 61% of full

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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