Five Fascinating Facts from the September Almanac Monthly Magazine

August 19, 2013

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Five Fascinating Facts from the

September Almanac Monthly Magazine

1. September’s full Moon is known as the FULL CORN MOON because it corresponds with the harvesting of corn. It is also known as the FULL BARLEY MOON. The Harvest Moon is the full Moon nearest to the autumnal equinox. It can occur in either September or October each year and is bright enough to allow the finishing of all harvest chores.

2. While traveling through time to the future is deemed possible according to Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity, traveling back in time seems impossible because of what is known formally as the inconsistency paradox and informally as the “Grandfather Paradox.” In other words, if you were to travel back in time, meet any of your ancestors, and kill them, you will never come into existence and be available to go back in time and do the dirty deed. Yet you just did it! Hence, a paradox.

3. Apples should be handled about as carefully as eggs as to not compromise their freshness. Apples keep well for about 6 months at temperatures that are above freezing but below 45 degrees F.

4. Egyptians of about 1200 B.C. shaved their heads and wore wigs for special occasions. Some of those who kept their tresses colored their hair with indigo or created a red dye from the leaves of the henna bush. 

5. The song “You’re the Flower of My Heart, Sweet Adeline” by composer Henry W. Armstrong and lyricist Richard H. Gerard is said to be inspired by an advertisement for the farewell appearance of opera star Adelina Patti.

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