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ESTIMATING LENGTHS
Most books average 5 letters per word, 10 words per line, and 40 lines per page.
Norman Brenner, Fleetwood, New York
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Current Rating: 5.9 out of 10 based on 32 reviews
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135 Ages and Stages thumb thumb thumb thumb
PLANNING AHEAD
You can think ahead half your age.
Gary Gappert, social economist, Akron, Ohio
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Current Rating: 4.4 out of 10 based on 57 reviews
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TASTING A CHAMPAGNE
You should not have to swallow a mouthful of good champagne twice in order to taste the wine around the bubbles--once should be enough.
Barry Bassin, wine merchant, New York, New York
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Current Rating: 5.4 out of 10 based on 27 reviews
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FOLLOWING LABOR
If a husband calls saying his wife (pregnant with their first child) is having really strong contractions, the birth is a long way off, but tell them to come to the hospital anyway.
Dr. K. Emmott, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Current Rating: 5.4 out of 10 based on 25 reviews
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CHOOSING A BICYCLE FRAME
The crossbar on your bicycle frame should come just to your crotch when you straddle the bike with your shoes off and your feet flat on the ground.
Leslie Warren, music teacher, Kittery Point, Maine
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Current Rating: 6.2 out of 10 based on 40 reviews
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139 Astronomy thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb
FOLLOWING THE SUN AND THE MOON
For a given latitude, the path of the full moon across the sky at the summer solstice is approximately the path of the sun at the winter solstice, and vice versa.
Pierce Butler, Natchez, Mississippi
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Current Rating: 5.5 out of 10 based on 22 reviews
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BUYING A ROBE
If a robe needs any alteration other than shortening, don't buy it.
Steven M. Keisman, New York City high school resource coordinator
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Current Rating: 6.1 out of 10 based on 32 reviews
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141 Appliances thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb
BUYING A REFRIGERATOR-FREEZER
It will save you money if you buy the right size refrigerator-freezer for your family. You need a total of 8 cubic feet of space for two people, plus 1 foot for each additional family member.
Jill Phillips, home economist
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Current Rating: 5.8 out of 10 based on 38 reviews
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WINNING AT CHESS
Bring out knights before bishops, preferably in front of the bishop's pawns.
Norman Brenner, Fleetwood, New York
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Current Rating: 5.7 out of 10 based on 24 reviews
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143 Joker thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb
WAVING TO PEOPLE
If you're standing on an overpass, you can count on five out of ten drivers on the highway below returning a wave.
Carolyn Lloyd, 15-year-old student, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Current Rating: 5.0 out of 10 based on 25 reviews
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FINDING A GOOD DOCTOR
Never go back to an eye doctor whose examining room isn't large enough to swing a cat in. He's a frustrated doctor and will give up his practice soon.
Ann German, East Islip, New York
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Current Rating: 4.7 out of 10 based on 26 reviews
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