If somebody walked up to you and offered to predict the weather for the next year (or even for the coming winter), you’d probably be looking for a way out of the conversation, right? So, what can be said about folks who have been doing a surprisingly good job at it for 224 years?
The Old Farmer’s Almanac was first published in 1792 by Robert B. Thomas “For the year of our Lord, 1793”. George Washington was President and a copy could be purchased for a “sixpence”…about 9 cents. It has appeared every year since and is today the oldest continuously-published periodical in America.
Today is International Left Handers Day! Being left handed isn’t an amazing rarity; in fact 13% of the population is left-handed [source]! However, despite 1 in 10 people sporting left hand dominance, any leftie can tell you that they are living in an overwhelmingly right-handed world.
Most people realize that things like scissors and can openers are made for those with right hand dominance, but there are a myriad of other objects that are strange to use or just downright irritating for left handers. Rulers, spiral notebooks, knives, and even pens are all made for right handed users. While some of our staff was at a conference in California, there was even a novelty store, Lefty’s, where all products were made specifically for lefties (we picked up a few things for our staff and loved ones!).
From The Slopes
We love the snow, obviously. But there's more to the mountain than just the conditions and the trails. Get the insider's scoop on what helps this industry run, from ski shops to snowboard movies, nature hikes to safety tips. Let us know what you think!