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“Groundhog found fog. New snows and blue toes. Fine and dandy for Valentine candy. Snow spittin'; if you're not mitten-smitten, you'll be frostbitten! By jing-y feels spring-y.”
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“Sopping, and with no sign of stopping, either- then a breather. Warm again, storm again- what is the norm, again? It's fine, it's not, it's suddenly hot: Boom, crash, lightning flash!”
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“Flurries early, pristine and pearly. Winter's come calling! Can we endure so premature a falling? Some may find this trend distressing- others bend to say a blessing over sage and onion dressing.”
Old Farmer's Almanac, The Old Farmer's Almanac 2013
“cars powered by solar panels that fit into the trunk”
Old Farmer's Almanac, The Old Farmer's Almanac 2015
“Theophilus Thistle, the thistle-sifter, sifted a sieve of unsifted thistles. If Theophilus Thistle, the thistle-sifter, sifted a sieve of unsifted thistles, where is the sieve of unsifted thistles Theophilus Thistle, the thistle sifter, sifted?”
Old Farmer's Almanac, The Old Farmer's Almanac 2015
“All printing inks used in this edition of The Old Farmer’s Almanac are soy-based. This product is recyclable. Consult local recycling regulations for the right way to do it.”
Old Farmer's Almanac, The Old Farmer's Almanac 2015
“According to research from Laval University in Quebec, time passes most quickly when we’re absorbed in an activity; time passes most slowly when we’re thinking specifically about how long something is taking—perhaps most often when we’re waiting. That’s why “the watched pot never boils,” even though the watched pot actually takes 9 1/2 minutes to boil,”
Old Farmer's Almanac, The Old Farmer's Almanac 2015
“The Most Difficult Tongue Twister   EXPERTS AGREE. –courtesy of F. J., St. Louis, Missouri   Theophilus Thistle, the thistle-sifter, sifted a sieve of unsifted thistles. If Theophilus Thistle, the thistle-sifter, sifted a sieve of unsifted thistles, where is the sieve of unsifted thistles Theophilus Thistle, the thistle sifter, sifted?”
Old Farmer's Almanac, The Old Farmer's Almanac 2015
“The slowest-spinning object in the known universe is the nearest planet, Venus. A person could walk faster than it rotates.”
Old Farmer's Almanac, The Old Farmer's Almanac 2015
“U.S. paper money is printed in sheets of 32 notes. Sometimes, the sheets are misfed into the high-speed presses, resulting in misplaced or upside-down serial numbers. In 1976, a shopper in a Dallas supermarket checkout line was handed a note mistakenly printed with $20 on one side, $10 on the other. At least three currency sheets with the error were printed in 1974, so there may be as many as 96 double-denomination notes in existence. About 20 have been found. Depending on its condition, one of these bills could be worth much more than either face value.”
Old Farmer's Almanac, The Old Farmer's Almanac 2015
“6 of 14 years have one Friday the 13th. 6 of 14 years have two Friday the 13th. 2 of 14 years have three Friday the 13th.”
Old Farmer's Almanac, The Old Farmer's Almanac 2015
“No year is without one Friday the 13th, and no year has more than three.”
Old Farmer's Almanac, The Old Farmer's Almanac 2015
“May 11, 12, and 13 are the feast days of Saints Mamertus, Pancras, and Gervais (or Gervatius). These three are known as the Three Chilly Saints not because they were cold during their lifetimes, but because these days are traditionally the coldest of the month.”
Old Farmer's Almanac, The Old Farmer's Almanac 2015
“In Germany, they were called the Icemanner, or Icemen Days, and people believed that it was never safe to plant until the Icemen were gone.”
Old Farmer's Almanac, The Old Farmer's Almanac 2015
“How mad is a wet hen?   In researching this, we contacted one of the nation’s leading egg producers and explained the reason for calling. We said that we wanted to know how mad a wet hen becomes. The representative there said that he would call us back.   After 30 minutes, the phone rang and it was the Hubbard Farms employee. He triumphantly announced that hens do not like to get wet. “They sort of flick their feathers,” he said.”
Old Farmer's Almanac, The Old Farmer's Almanac 2015
“Keep carrots away from soil that has recently had manure added into it, or they may grow “legs” and appear forked. Work used coffee grounds into the soil as fertilizer.”
Old Farmer's Almanac, The Old Farmer's Almanac 2015
“Bats carry rabies, like all mammals. But less than 1 percent of bats contract the disease, and when they do, they quickly die.”
Old Farmer's Almanac, The Old Farmer's Almanac 2015
“STOP STOPPING A growing body of research shows that often what looks like “multitasking” is actually “rapid task-switching,” especially when technology is involved. One study of computer programmers showed that as they attempted to work, they interrupted themselves or were interrupted about every 3 minutes, usually to check email. Other studies have shown that it’s now common for office workers to interrupt what they’re doing to check email 30 to 40 times an hour and that the more a worker self-interrupts, the more stress he or she experiences. Studies of college students show that while trying to study, they lose focus every 3 minutes on average, for example, to check Facebook or text a friend. The more often they interrupt themselves to “multitask,” the worse they do on tests. Multitasking with technology is no way to make the most of your time—those emails can wait!”
Old Farmer's Almanac, The Old Farmer's Almanac 2015


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