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45 Appliances thumb thumb thumb thumb
USING A MICROWAVE
You can use a metal container in a microwave if the ratio is at least 2/3 food to 1/3 metal.
Mary Ellen Parker, retired teacher, Cincinnati, Ohio
(LR) Legacy Rule of Thumb from previously published collections
Current Rating: 3.7 out of 10 based on 54 reviews
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46 Chess thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb
WINNING AT CHESS
Advance one or two pawns in the opening, one of which must be the king's or queen's pawn.
Norman Brenner, Fleetwood, New York
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Current Rating: 5.4 out of 10 based on 26 reviews
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THE CURIOUS RULE OF FARTS
A farting horse will never tire; a farting man is one to hire.
Louis G. Heibel, from Walla Walla, Washington circa 1940, Alexandria, Virginia
(LR) Legacy Rule of Thumb from previously published collections
Current Rating: 3.5 out of 10 based on 50 reviews
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48 Doctors thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb
GOING TO THE DOCTOR
Expect to wait at least half an hour when you go to the doctor or dentist unless you get the first appointment of the day or the one right after lunch.
Dean Sheridan, electronics technician and deaf actor, Torrance, California
(LR) Legacy Rule of Thumb from previously published collections
Current Rating: 5.3 out of 10 based on 34 reviews
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BUDGETING ADVERTISING
Advertising costs should not drop below 10 percent of sales until a business has been around 20 years.
Captain Haggerty, animal trainer, actor, author, and philosopher, New York, New York
(LR) Legacy Rule of Thumb from previously published collections
Current Rating: 5.7 out of 10 based on 40 reviews
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BUYING EQUIPMENT
Don't buy a new piece of equipment for your business unless it can pay for itself in three months.
Kevin Kelly, Athens, Georgia
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Current Rating: 6.0 out of 10 based on 33 reviews
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51 Gambling thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb
SPOTTING A RIGGED GAME
If heads come up more than five times in a row, the game is rigged.
Norman Brenner, Fleetwood, New York
(LR) Legacy Rule of Thumb from previously published collections
Current Rating: 4.6 out of 10 based on 41 reviews
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52 Fasteners thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb
RECYCLING NEWSPAPER
It takes 7 feet of binder twine to tie a 6-inch stack of newspapers for recycling. A 60 yard ball of twine will tie 25 stacks.
John Towle, Salinas, California
(LR) Legacy Rule of Thumb from previously published collections
Current Rating: 5.7 out of 10 based on 24 reviews
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53 Exercise thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb
DRINKING WATER
If you're thirsty, you've waited too long. To avoid dehydration, drink water ahead of time. Put another way: If you're thirsty, drink water. If you're not thirsty, drink water anyway.
Dean Sheridan, electronics technician and deaf actor, Torrance, California
(LR) Legacy Rule of Thumb from previously published collections
Current Rating: 6.9 out of 10 based on 54 reviews
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FEEDING CATS
Feed your cat as much as it will eat in 30 minutes, twice a day.
Ronald Newberry, retired, Cayutaville, New York
(LR) Legacy Rule of Thumb from previously published collections
Current Rating: 4.5 out of 10 based on 28 reviews
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55 Precipitation thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb
FORECASTING THE WEATHER
When apple blossoms bloom at night, for 15 days no rain in sight.
Steven M. Keisman, New York City high school resource coordinator
(LR) Legacy Rule of Thumb from previously published collections
Current Rating: 4.5 out of 10 based on 23 reviews
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