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1512 Horses thumb thumb thumb thumb
FIXING YOUR HORSE'S BRIDLE
The cost of a good silver mounted spade bit is equal to one month's cowboy wages.
Douglass A. Pineo, biologist and falconer, Spokane, Washington
(LR) Legacy Rule of Thumb from previously published collections
Current Rating: 3.9 out of 10 based on 17 reviews
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2049 Driving thumb thumb thumb thumb
HEAVY TRAFFIC
Unless someone screws up, heavy traffic tends to keep itself at a speed of about 22 miles per hour, the speed that allows the most cars to use a road at once.
John Schubert, senior editor, Bicycling magazine
(LR) Legacy Rule of Thumb from previously published collections
Current Rating: 4.0 out of 10 based on 16 reviews
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1288 Jobs thumb thumb thumb thumb
GETTING A JOB
In the job market, any degree is worth three times any experience.
Scott Parker, data specialist, Beaumont, Texas
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Current Rating: 4 out of 10 based on 20 reviews
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2313 Joker thumb thumb thumb thumb
JEAN'S WHITE CAR RULE
The drivers of white cars are jerks. This could be a California problem.
Jean Lee Mahakian, Novato, California
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Current Rating: 4 out of 10 based on 19 reviews
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2064 Joker thumb thumb thumb thumb
GETTING AWAY WITH A LIE
If you're trying to decide whether to tell the truth so you won't get punished or pull a Reagan and say you can't remember, root for the Gipper. If you tell the truth, they'll punish you anyway.
Dean Sheridan, electronics technician and deaf actor, Torrance, California
(LR) Legacy Rule of Thumb from previously published collections
Current Rating: 4 out of 10 based on 17 reviews
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2578 Negotiating thumb thumb thumb thumb
SPOTTING A CITY SLICKER
Never trust a man who parts his hair in the middle or his name on the side.
John Bailey, Deer Lick Farm, Interlaken, New York
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Current Rating: 4.0 out of 10 based on 16 reviews
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1565 Injuries thumb thumb thumb thumb
AVOIDING RABIES
If an animal is alive ten days after it bites someone, it's not rabid.
Scott Parker, data specialist, Beaumont, Texas
(LR) Legacy Rule of Thumb from previously published collections
Current Rating: 4.0 out of 10 based on 20 reviews
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1823 Sleep thumb thumb thumb thumb
REMEMBERING YOUR DREAMS
Before going to sleep, drink half a glass of water and leave the other half by your bed. When you wake up, drink the other half. Then you'll remember your dreams.
Valerie D'Acquisto, secretary, Brooklyn, New York
(LR) Legacy Rule of Thumb from previously published collections
Current Rating: 4 out of 10 based on 18 reviews
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290 Business thumb thumb thumb thumb
SELLING A BUSINESS
A newspaper will sell for 0.75 to 1.25 times its gross income, including equipment.
Terri Thompson, New York, New York
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Current Rating: 4.0 out of 10 based on 17 reviews
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1574 Writing thumb thumb thumb thumb
MAKING HISTORY
To make a splash as an historian, publish a radically new interpretation of any event from the American Revolution to World War II. Offend as many people as possible, and don't worry about the facts you will need to defend your argument. These will occur to you soon enough.
Walter Pitkin, literary agent, Weston, Connecticut
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Current Rating: 4 out of 10 based on 20 reviews
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811 Movies and Film thumb thumb thumb thumb
EDITING A MOVIE
If you can't direct-cut a film, your story's in trouble.
Dean Sheridan, electronics technician and deaf actor, Torrance, California
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Current Rating: 4.0 out of 10 based on 16 reviews
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