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Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids highlights great kid discoveries

We’ve all been home for at least two weeks, and there may be times when a little inspiration is needed.

The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids has some for you.

In volume 6, editors rounded up a number of stories that show what kids can do when they’re set loose to discover.

In the Kids’ Great Finds feature, we meet Kathryn Gray, of Fredericton, New Brunswick, who actually discovered a supernova. She is now the youngest person to discover one on record.

Next up, 7-year-old Kylie Ferguson found a well-preserved fossilized skeleton of a saber-tooth cat thought to be 32 million years old.


Charlie Naysmith was walking along a beach in England when he came across what he thought was a clump of seaweed. After some time passed, a little more investigation and examination revealed it was actually amergris (sometimes described as ‘whale vomit’) worth about $65,000. We know you want to learn more about whale vomit/amergris is, and you can do that by going here.

In 2012, Jansen Lyons brought a rock to meteorite expert Dr. Carl Agee. Normally these turn out to be ordinary Earth rocks, or “meteor-wrongs.” Not this time. Jansen had discovered a meteorite thought to have been resting on Earth for more than 10,000 years.

The feature, just one of the fascinating stories revealed, wraps up with the story of a young boy who uncovered a treasure that led his family to wealth.

Read about all the kids who discovered great things here, in The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids.

There are six volumes available to read online, and they’re all packed with equally fascinating stories, great activities, and the same amazing information you’ll regularly find in the Old Farmer’s Almanac.

Flip through them all here.


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