October SKI Tips
The largest pumpkin ever measured was grown by Norm Craven, who broke the world record in 1993 at 836 lb. or the size of a walrus.
Samhainophobia is the fear of Halloween. Other phobias include phasmophobia which is the fear of ghosts; wiccaphobia, the fear of witchcraft; and the fear of darkness, hyctophobia.
On October 1st, 1908 Henry Ford introduced the Model T car which cost $825.
Bring green tomatoes indoors and they will ripen to full red. Light is not necessary but temperature matters--the warmer the temperature, the faster the ripening.
Firm, tart apples are best for baking holiday pies. They include Granny Smith, Rome, Jonathan, Northern Spy, and Winesap.
Divide and transplant summer-flowering perennials such as peonies, irises, and coreopsis.
Watch for the last of the hummingbirds heading south to their winter homes.
Acorns are an important food source for a variety of mammals—squirrels, birds, pigs, bears and deer. Acorns are toxic to horses.
Pickleball is currently one of the most popular games throughout the U.S. In the summer of 1965, pickleball was founded by Joel Pritchard, Bill Bell and Barney McCallum on Bainbridge Island, Washington. Joel’s wife Joan came up with the name “pickle ball”—a reference to the thrown-together leftover non- starters in the “pickle boat” of crew races.
Dentistry is the oldest profession in the world. One study found evidence of teeth being drilled in skulls that dates from 7,500 to 9,000 years ago.
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