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From the beginning, The Old Farmer's Almanac has been calculated on astronomy, not astrology. But... read more
First published in 1943, this is still one of the all-time favorite (and most debated) stories... read more
When the following was published in The 1984 Old Farmer’s Almanac, many readers wrote to say that... read more
Here’s the curious story of how the word spoonerism was invented. The Reverend William Archibald... read more
Here are 16 folk remedies for headaches. Back then, they didn't have that warning, “don't try these... read more
Doctors and scientists are always telling us ways to live longer. Usually they involve a healthier... read more
Here's a true story from the The Old Farmer's Almanac archives. The FBI apprehended a German spy on... read more
Here's a peculiar prediction: Legend says that a July forecast of “rain, hail, and snow” mistakenly... read more
Back around the turn of the last century, in the days before the National Weather Service, the so-... read more
During the Civil War, Union doctor Captain L. G. Capers was acting as a field surgeon at a skirmish... read more
In our Dublin, New Hampshire, office hangs a reproduction of a painting by Norman Rockwell... read more