Colds and Clothespins

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Clothespins and Colds

To celebrate our 225th anniversary, we’re looking through our archives to bring you 225 pieces of wit, wisdom, and fun in a series we’re calling Almanac Treasures (see more of them here).

In 1953, a Pennsylvania man discovered he could shorten his cold by wearing a clothespin on his nose! He attempted to patent the Cold Clip in 1977, but was rejected by the FDA despite a successful experimental stage.

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The Old Farmer's Almanac: A Millennium Primer

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