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2684 Restaurants thumb thumb thumb thumb
READING A MENU
The more flaps on a menu, the better the food.
Jugglers & Thieves, touring rock band
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Current Rating: 3.6 out of 10 based on 20 reviews
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1182 Gardening thumb thumb thumb thumb
THE BAFFLING RULE OF PLANTING OATS
Plant your oats when the shad is in the blow.
Steve Sierigk, artist, Ithaca, New York
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Current Rating: 3.6 out of 10 based on 18 reviews
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ESTIMATING THE COST OF A STEREO
The cost of the stereo system is inversely proportional to the cost of the house.
Bob Allen, morning show host, WRNJ, Hackettstown, New Jersey
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Current Rating: 3.6 out of 10 based on 24 reviews
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1234 Romance thumb thumb thumb thumb
RULE OF ROMANCE
Have 12 dates with a man before you have sex.
Scott Parker, data specialist, Beaumont, Texas
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Current Rating: 3.6 out of 10 based on 29 reviews
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736 Drinking thumb thumb thumb thumb
DRINKING VODKA
You need four cans of tomato juice for one bottle of vodka. You need four bottles of vodka and one package of lemons per bottle of hot sauce.
David A. Lloyd-Jones, Tokyo, Japan
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Current Rating: 3.6 out of 10 based on 22 reviews
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4073 Green Living thumb thumb thumb thumb
WHEN TO TURN OFF YOUR CAR
Idling wastes money and gas, and generates pollution and global warming causing emissions. Except when in traffic, turn your engine off if you must wait for more than 30 seconds.
Joy Veronneau, Programmer, Ithaca, NY, USA
(40) Contributions from this contributor since (2007-03-30)
Current Rating: 3.6 out of 10 based on 12 reviews
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DIMINISHING RETURNS
Quality costs 3 times the amount of improvement on a percentage basis. A 10% improvement costs 30% more money.
Dan L., Multimedia Producer, IL
(3) Contributions from this contributor since (2008-01-09)
Current Rating: 3.6 out of 10 based on 15 reviews
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PREDICTING THE EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL
One drink for a woman is the same as two for a man.
Dr. Charles S. Lieber, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, in The New York Times
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Current Rating: 3.6 out of 10 based on 23 reviews
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READING A GIFT BOOK
Don't read a gift book unless it's one you would have bought yourself. Consider giving it to a friend who's interested in the topic.
Marilyn vos Savant, highest IQ ever recorded, in Bottom Line Personal
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Current Rating: 3.7 out of 10 based on 99 reviews
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15 Ages and Stages thumb thumb thumb thumb
LOSING YOUR HAIR
The year you start growing dark hair on your chest is the year that the loss rate of your head hair exceeds its growth rate.
Mark Ryan, Dallas, Texas
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Current Rating: 3.7 out of 10 based on 53 reviews
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2586 Sports thumb thumb thumb thumb
PLAYING SOCCER
If it moves, kick it. If it doesn't move, kick it until it does.
Phil Woosnam, commissioner, North American Soccer League
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Current Rating: 3.7 out of 10 based on 16 reviews
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