Wacky Weather Predictor
December 29, 2011
During a recent family gathering, my uncle bought a persimmon fruit from his local market, not to eat, but to predict this winter's weather. The seeds inside are the weather predictors. If the kernel is spoon shaped (shovel), it means lots of heavy snow. Fork shaped means powdery snow and a lighter winter, and knife shaped means icy cutting winds.
This year's prediction.... get out your shovels, it was a spoon! If this method of weather prediction sounds interesting, try checking out the Farmer's Almanac for all kinds of fun information.