Early spring-flowering trees and shrubs such as forsythia, crabapple, flowering quince, flowering dogwood and honeysuckle, can be forced to bloom indoors. Place cut branches in water in a warm location.
On January 1st, 1892, Ellis Island opened, allowing for the immigration of over 20 million people.
Increase humidity around houseplants by grouping them together and placing them on trays filled with pebbles and water. Pots should sit on the pebbles not in the water.
Stretch and hydrate well before you begin shoveling snow.
Some plants are sensitive to the fluorine and chlorine in tap water. Water containers should stand overnight to allow these gases to dissipate before using on plants.
Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end.
Mixed floral scents is said to increase the speed of learning.
The name for January comes from the Roman god, Janus, who is always depicted with two heads. He uses one head to look back on the year before, and the other head to look forward into the New Year!
Tickets for the very first Super Bowl in 1967 cost an average of $6, which was apparently too pricy for many as there were 30,000 empty seats. Today you'll need between $2,500 and $3,000 to get in the door.
Use sand, bird seed, sawdust or vermiculite to gain traction on icy paths. Avoid salt or ice melters as these may injure plants.