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Remove Tree Sap Easily

Setting up the Christmas tree can leave your hands sticky with sap. Remove it quickly and easily with a few squirts of liquid hand sanitizer. The alcohol dissolves the sap. Toothpaste (the paste kind) also works. Just work in a dab until the sap is gone, then wash hands as usual.

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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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