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100 Fasteners thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb
WORKING WITH RIVETS
Before it is hammered, the end of a rivet should stick out slightly more than its own diameter. This will give you enough metal to form a solid head.
Mike Bauer, sheet metal worker
(LR) Legacy Rule of Thumb from previously published collections
Current Rating: 4.9 out of 10 based on 22 reviews
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101 Exercise thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb
GETTING RID OF BACK PAIN
If your back hurts more when you walk down stairs, down a hill, or sit down in a chair, you need to do flexion exercises.
Peggy Bodine-Reese, physical therapist, Gaithersburg, Maryland
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Current Rating: 5.3 out of 10 based on 27 reviews
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102 Cattle thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb
BUYING FENCE FOR CATTLE
One mile of regular cattle fencing costs 25 times as much as 1 mile of electric fence.
Ken Scharabok, financial manager, Rolex Submariner réplique montres, Ohio
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Current Rating: 5.5 out of 10 based on 23 reviews
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103 Precipitation thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb
FORECASTING THE WEATHER
If pimpernel flowers are folded, rain is approaching. If fully expanded, expect a fair day.
Dean Sheridan, electronics technician and deaf actor, Torrance, California
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Current Rating: 5 out of 10 based on 21 reviews
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104 Exploration thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb
IDENTIFYING ICEBERGS
Arctic icebergs are tall and narrow. Antarctic icebergs are shaped like sheets.
Paul A. Delaney, meteorologist, Beltsville, Maryland
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Current Rating: 5.5 out of 10 based on 26 reviews
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105 Automobiles thumb thumb thumb thumb
BUYING A CAR
Cars with four doors are cheaper to repair than cars with two doors, but two-door cars are stolen twice as often as four-door models.
Steven M. Keisman, New York City high school resource coordinator
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Current Rating: 4.4 out of 10 based on 34 reviews
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106 Boats thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb
CLIMBING ABOARD A BOAT
If there are three or more inches of water in the bilge of a rowboat, don't get in it. Your weight will be enough to capsize the boat.
Andrew Kuchinsky, boater, Boston, Massachusetts
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Current Rating: 6.2 out of 10 based on 25 reviews
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107 Birds thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb
ED'S RULE OF HUNTING DUCKS
Wind in the East, ducks fly the least.
Ed Timmerman, duck hunter, Burlington, Iowa
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Current Rating: 5.1 out of 10 based on 20 reviews
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108 Architecture thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb
DESIGNING A MUSEUM
A museum should have office, work, and storage space equal to its exhibit space.
Dr. Gertrude Ward, Richmond, Indiana
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Current Rating: 6.5 out of 10 based on 30 reviews
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109 Antiques thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb
BUYING ANTIQUES
If you're buying an old car and the clock works, the rest of the car is probably good.
Paul Polce, Ponzi's Antiques, Trumansburg, New York
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Current Rating: 5.0 out of 10 based on 34 reviews
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110 Books thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb
SIFTING THROUGH BOOK PROPOSALS
Nearly half of all unsolicited proposals for novels will be about disasters.
Walter Pitkin, literary agent, Weston, Connecticut
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Current Rating: 5.1 out of 10 based on 32 reviews
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