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MAKING CHAMPAGNE
It takes 3.25 tons of grapes to make 1 case of champagne.
Rick Eckstrom, plan review officer, Ithaca, New York
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Current Rating: 4.7 out of 10 based on 20 reviews
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FINDING A PLACE TO PITCH YOUR TENT
Farmers are three times more likely than rural nonfarmers and 10 times more likely than suburban people to let you pitch your tent on their land. And you should know better than to ask city people.
Geanne Toma, massage therapist, Lebanon, New Hampshire
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Current Rating: 5.8 out of 10 based on 21 reviews
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BURNING SOLID FUELS
When you are burning solid fuels, a 40 degree Fahrenheit rise in stack temperature indicates a 1 percent reduction in combustion efficiency.
Scott Adams, central heating plant operator, Cornell University
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Current Rating: 5.3 out of 10 based on 17 reviews
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SMOKING CIGARETTES
You need three books of matches for every two packs of cigarettes you smoke.
Bob Horton, statistics consultant, West Lafayette, Indiana
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Current Rating: 4.2 out of 10 based on 20 reviews
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CALLING FOR HELP
If you are assaulted, scream Fire! People are more likely to come to your aid than if you shout Help!
Boardroom Reports
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Current Rating: 6.1 out of 10 based on 19 reviews
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GRAZING A HORSE
Provide at least one acre of good pasture per horse.
Clarence Morgan, The Morgan Palomino Ranch
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Current Rating: 5.0 out of 10 based on 14 reviews
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CUTTING FIREWOOD
It takes 24 man-hours for a nonprofessional logger to bring a cord of wood from the stump to the stove.
Michael Blyskal, state real estate appraiser in The New York State Conservationist, Albany, New York
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Current Rating: 4.9 out of 10 based on 17 reviews
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ESTIMATING THE VOLUME OF GARBAGE
On average, each person throws away one automobile tire a year.
Anonymous
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Current Rating: 4.5 out of 10 based on 16 reviews
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MOVING A TREE
A truck-mounted tree spade should cut a root ball 10 times the diameter of the tree trunk. A tree with a 5-inch trunk, for example, should have a root ball 50 inches in diameter.
Dr. George E. Fitzpatrick, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Current Rating: 5.0 out of 10 based on 17 reviews
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HIRING EXCELLENT SOFTWARE ENGINEERS
You will have to review roughly 1000 resumes to find one (1) outstanding software engineer that you can hire. This is sometimes broken down as: review 10 resumes to find one candidate worth calling; call 10 candidates to find one worth bringing in for an interview; interview 10 candidates to find one worth hiring.
Bruce F. Webster, IT consultant, Parker, CO, USA
(2) Contributions from this contributor since (2008-01-09)
Current Rating: 6.3 out of 10 based on 21 reviews
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ESTIMATING WAVE HEIGHT
In deep water, the maximum wave height in feet will be half the wind speed in miles per hour.
R. A. Heindl, Design Engineer, Euclid, OH, USA
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Current Rating: 5.7 out of 10 based on 15 reviews
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