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LOCATING A STUD
If you need to locate a stud in a stick-framed wall, remember that most electricians are right handed. Find an outlet, and tap the wall directly to its left. The odds are in your favor that the stud will be there, and you can measure away from it in 16-inch increments to find other studs.
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5625 Emotions
WHY SHOULD I CARE?
The emotional impact of a disaster or tragedy is inversely proportional to its distance from you.
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5624 Drinking
DRUNK DRIVING
In many parts of the country...on the weekend between the hours of 10:00 pm and 3:00 am...1 in every 10 cars is being driven by a drunk driver.
Jerry Kinsey, Retired, Columbia, Mo., USA
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5623 Driving
DYING WHILE DRIVING
The residents of Montana are the most likely to be killed in a car crash. The residents of Massachusetts are the least likely to die in a car crash.
Jerry Kinsey, Retired, Columbia, Mo., USA
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5622 Climbing
LADDER CONFIDENCE
If you have reached the height where you need to be on a ladder, but feel nervous and uncomfortable...go up one more rung and then step back down. This will help you feel less anxious.
Jerry Kinsey, Retired, Columbia, Mo., USA
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5621 Jobs
THE THREE RULES FOR PLUMBERS
Shit runs downhill...don't bite your nails...payday is Friday.
Jerry Kinsey, Retired, Columbia, Mo., USA
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5620 Shopping
SECONDHAND CAN BE GRAND!
There are many items that it makes more sense to buy used. This is because people sometimes buy them and rarely use them or because they depreciate very quickly. The list includes: pool tables, treadmills, boats, motorcycles,cars, campers, pianos and other pricey musical instruments....
Jerry Kinsey, Retired, Columbia, Mo., USA
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5619 Astronomy
DOC AND COD
In the Northern Hemisphere, if the left side of the moon is dark (makes a "D")the moon is waxing or getting larger every night until it reaches a full moon. If the right side of the moon is dark (makes a "C") the moon is waning or getting smaller until it is a new moon. Hence D O C. In the Southern Hemisphere the opposite is true. Hence C O D.
Jerry Kinsey, Retired, Columbia, Mo., USA
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5618 Religion
THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT!
When determining whether strange behavior by a person is due to mental or other illness or because of demon possession, it is important to remember one thing. There is no such thing as demon possession.
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