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GAMBLING TIPS
To calculate the odds of getting a certain roll from a pair of dice, take the difference between the number you want and 7, then subtract the result from 6. This will tell you how many chances in 12 you have of winning.
Paul A. Delaney, meteorologist, Beltsville, Maryland
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WORKING WITH RIVETS
Install a rivet at least one and a half times its diameter from the edge of the piece it is in.
Mike Bauer, sheet metal worker
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EXERCISING AFTER AN INJURY
If your exercise is not pain-free after an injury, your injury will get worse.
Peggy Bodine-Reese, physical therapist, Gaithersburg, Maryland
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GETTING STARTED WITH CATTLE
When starting out, raise the same breed of cattle as your neighbors. Specialize later, when you have experience.
Ken Scharabok, financial manager, Dayton, Ohio
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FORECASTING THE WEATHER
When a cow scratches its ear, a shower is very near. When it thumps its ribs with its tail, look out for thunder, lightning, and hail.
Dean Sheridan, electronics technician and deaf actor, Torrance, California
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PLANNING A TREK
Plan on 1 reindeer for every 75 pounds of supplies.
Brendon Rehm, military historian, Fairfax, Virginia
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GETTING YOUR CAR REPAIRED
If a mechanic tells you that you hit a pothole and need a new wheel or other part, check it out with another mechanic.
Martin M. Bruce Ph.D, psychologist, Larchmont, New York
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GAUGING THE SPEED OF ANOTHER BOAT
To gauge the speed of another boat, choose a point on the horizon that is behind the other boat and check how its bow moves relative to this point. If its bow appears to move ahead of the point, the other boat is moving faster than yours; if its bow appears to move backwards, your boat is going faster. If there is no relative movement, and your boats are on intersecting courses, you're in for a collision.
Evan Gamblin, Carleton Place, Ontario, Canada
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WATCHING BIRDS
Study the bird, not the field guide. The bird will fly away. The guide won't.
Christine Jones, birdwatcher, San Francisco, California
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SUPERINSULATED HOUSES
A superinsulated house should have 12 square feet of windows for every 100 square feet of floor. At least two-thirds of the windows should be facing south.
Phillip Close, builder
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THE GARAGE SALE RULE
One out of five items costing under $75 that you buy at a garage sale will end up in your garage sale within the next 1.5 years.
Steven M. Keisman, New York City high school resource coordinator
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