Can You Count On These Three Things?

I know I’ve been slacking for a few weeks, and I promise to explain.

Or maybe you don’t want an explanation and would rather I just get on with posting.

I’d like to say THANK YOU to those of you who have stuck with me during my absense.

Today, Monday, as promised before, is another installment from The Old Farmer’s Almanac.

This comes from the 2010 edition.

It’s under the Anecdotes and Pleasantries section.

There are THREE things you can count on….or Can you?

#1 is Old Faithful

In 1870 the geyser was discovered and recorded to blow every 65 minutes. A century later the eruptions became irregular. Now in order to predict when each erruption will blow during visiting hours the rangers use a complex formula. A formula that must be recalculated after each erruption.

#2 is The Annual Return of the Swallows to Capistrano

It was written by the missionaries in the 1700’s that each year in March the sky over San Juan Capistrano, California was blackened with swallows.  Due to steady development they have begun to find new perches on and under new structures. And no amount of coaxing will make them return to the Mission in San Juan Capistrano.

#3 is Niagara Falls

It was created about 12,000 years ago due to glacial movement and melting ice. It has moved seven miles behind its original location. Did you know that in the winter between the hours of 10pm and 8am that the falls are barely a trickle?

The Old Farmer’s Almanac is full of interesting things!

Disclaimer: The Old Farmer’s Almanac has no idea who I am. I am only relaying to you the things that interest me from within its pages.