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October 16, 2018

This is the 289th day of the year.  A popular motor was the Ford 289 cubic inch, which was released in 1963.  It was capable of producing 271 BHP at 6000 RPM.  It was popularized in the Ford Mustang.
There are 15 days until Halloween.  The numerology number 15 is a family, healing, and harmony number.  The number 15 also a triangular number, because 1+2+3+4+5=15.
There are 76 days left in 2018.  Osmium has an atomic number of 76.  This means that there are 76 protons in Osmium.  The atomic weight of Osmium is 190.  Therefore 114 particles of Osmium are amateurs.
This is the 42nd Tuesday of 2018.  42 is also a movie about Jackie Robinson, a great man who broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball.
This is the 25th day of fall.  25 is the smallest base 10 Friedman number.  That means it can be expressed with an exponent using its own digits, 52 .  Here are more:
There are 66 days left in 2018.  Route 66 ran from Chicago to California.  It was first opened in 1926.  Here is a video about some of the sights you can see on Route 66.  Route 66 does not run through Wannaska.  This is likely a mistake made by the engineers.
Today is Bosses Day and World Food Day.  Celebrate both events by buying food for your boss.  
In history, today is the day that Christopher Columbus anchored in Long Island, Bahamas, in 1492.  It is also the date that Charlotte Bronte published "Jane Eyre" (1847).  Here are some quotes from this work.
“Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs.” 
“Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilised by education: they grow there, firm as weeds among stones.” 
“We know that God is everywhere; but certainly we feel His presence most when His works are on the grandest scale spread before us; and it is in the unclouded night-sky, where His worlds wheel their silent course, that we read clearest His infinitude, His omnipotence, His omnipresence.”
Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre 
Noah Webster was born on this date in 1758.  He created Webster's Dictionary, and was known to have come up with the words two by two.  
Thank you so much for reading the Wannaskan Almanac.  If you were totally enamored, why not email me at and ask me how I came up with that email address.  I promise to try and reply.  Or at least try to try.  


  1. How did you come up with that email address?
    I'm guessing someone else had already taken ffefreakshow and you had to misspell freak to at least come close to what you wanted.

    1. You hit the nail on the head...just like a nail up the nose at a freak show.


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