One of the more thorough online almanacs, the almanac gives capsule summaries of countries, international relations, the U.S. political system, biographies of famous individuals, social statistical data, as well as health and entertainment information. Search the Information Please almanac:
The World Factbook is an annual publication by the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States with basic almanac-style information about the various countries of the world. The factbook gives a two- to three-page summary of the demographics, location, telecommunications capacity, government, industry, military capability, etc, of all US-recognized countries and territories in the world.
The longest continiously-running periodical in the United States, the Old Farmer’s Almanac gives tide tables, sunrise tables, planting chars, weather forcasts, and more.
World records, atonomical anomalies, and all the other whackiness you’d expect from the Guinness Book.