Since George Washington was President of the U.S., folks have turned to The Old Farmer’s Almanac for homespun wit, tried-and-true advice, and remarkably accurate weather predictions.
Here is a collection of those classic, quirky, only-in-the-Almanac articles.
Weatherwise & Otherwise
Though our weather predictions are proven 80% accurate, these stories reveal that forecasting is still an imperfect science.
Predicting Snow for the Summer of 1816
Predicting the Weather: The Ol’ Goose Bone Method
Unbelievable As It May Seem
Folklore often challenges our capacity to believe in the extraordinary. With these stories, temporarily set aside disbelief.
The First Case of Artificial Insemination by a Bullet
The True Stories Behind the History Stories
The Old Farmer’s Almanac is the oldest periodical in America, so naturally it has made its way into some famous hands.
Abraham Lincoln, The Almanac & A Murder Trial
Supplying Information to the Enemy
Still Laughing After All These Years
Though the Almanac strives “to be useful with a pleasant degree of humor”, sometimes we reverse the equation!
Mardon Me, Padam, But Do You Know Any Spoonerisms?
Why My Great Uncle Gave Up the Ministry
How To Cure Whatever Ails You
In the folklore tradition, there is much wisdom—and superstition—about “cures.”
100 Ways to Avoid Dying
16 Folk Remedies for Headaches
Enjoy more amusing articles from the Almanac archives.