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Banish Onion Odors!

Raw onions are delicious on burgers and sandwiches but they can really create strong odors in the house and on your breath. To lessen the pungency of raw onions, try this easy trick: soak the slices (or chopped pieces) in ice water for 10 minutes, then drain. You’ll still get the great onion flavor but the strong sulphur compounds will be neutralized.

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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