Looking for fun every single day of the year?! The Old Farmer’s Almanac has created a calendar that will provide you with plenty of facts, folklore, proverbs, and puzzles that might just stump you! Here are a few from every month! Be sure to check out the 2015 Everyday Calendar for more!
Match each term with the specific weather fear.
1. Chionophobia a. Fear of rain
2. Homichlophobia b. Fear of cold
3. Pluviophobia c. Fear of snow
4. Psychrophobia d. Fear of fog and mist
What Squirrels Know:
• When a flying squirrel sings in midwinter, expect an early spring.
• When a ground squirrel is seen in winter, expect little or no more snow.
What plant am I?
In the 1630s, I became so valuable that 12 acres of land were exchanged for just one of me.
Did you know that it is lucky to keep a jar of pennies in the kitchen?
Get Into the Custom of Kissing: According to a German study, those who kissed their spouses good-bye in the morning missed less work due to illness, had fewer accidents on the way to work, and lived approximately 5 years longer than those who did not.
Married in white,
You have chosen right.
Married in blue,
He will always be true.
Married in pearl,
You will live in a whirl.
Married in pink,
Your fortune will sink.
Going green? Try red.
If chemicals from swimming pool water are giving your blond hair an undesirable greenish tinge, try applying ketchup or tomato paste to your hair and letting it sit for 30 minutes before you shampoo.
Floral Etiquette: In Russia, an even number of flowers is given in times of sympathy; for all other occasions, it is proper to give an odd number of flowers.
“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.” –Rudyard Kipling, English writer (1865–1936)
Bewitching Brew: True to its name, witch hazel blooms right around Halloween. Used in making an astringent of the same name, witch hazel is an inexpensive aid for dermatitis and other skin afflictions.
The words “facetiously” and “abstemiously” both contain every vowel in the alphabet, including “y,” in order.
Gift-Giving Idea: Vanilla extract is easy to make at home. Split and chop five or six long vanilla beans and put them into a quart of vodka. Cover and store in a cool, dark place for at least a month, shaking the bottle occasionally.