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A Millenium Primer The Old Farmer's Almanac timeless truths and delightful diversions
A Millenium Primer The Old Farmer's Almanac timeless truths and delightful diversions Author:Tim Clark & the editors of the Old Farmer's Almanac The Old Farmer's Almanac, renowned predictor of weather and forseer of trends for more than 200 years, has proved time and again that the secrets to the future lie hidden in the past. A little common sense and a bit of essential data reveal the timeless truths that guide the univers and influence humankind. In its unabated thirst for knowledge, ... more »the Almanac has, year after year, revealed the mysteries of our world. No matter how much times change, some things will always stay the same:
*The Sun always shines as noon.
*Romance is less likely on a dark, Moon-less night.
*Whenever you hear a grasshopper, you know the temperature is at least 62 degrees farenheit.
*You have to eat 23 cups of broccoli to get the same amount of beta carotene in 1 cup of sweet potato.
*Dogs can identify the scent of a human fingerprint that's six weeks old.
*It is impossible to count to a billion.
In this collection from the Almanac archives, the editors of the oldest continuously published periodical in America have selected old favorites full of vintage wisdom, ageless advice, and amusing and offbeat anecdotes. Throughout its history, The Old Farmer's Almanac has appealed to readers' natural curiosity and has always encouraged self-reliance and keen observation. All the while, the Almanac has never shunned the really tough questions, and within these pages you will find the answers to such perennial questions as these:
*Is your mother's cousin's child your second cousin or your first cousin once removed?
*How happy is a clam?
*Why is Friday the 13th considered unlucky?
*Which is sunnier: Minneapolis or Miami?
And, of course:
*Which came first: the chicken or the egg?
Read, enjoy, and rest assured that you are ready for whatever the future might bring.« less