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TOPSOIL
It takes 100 years to build one inch of topsoil.
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FLASH.....BOOM!
You can tell how far away lightning is by counting the seconds it takes from when you see the flash until you hear the thunder, then dividing that number by 5.
Jerry Kinsey, Retired, Columbia, Mo., USA
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WHO YA GONNA CALL?
There's an easy way to tell if a house is haunted...it isn't.
Jerry Kinsey, Retired, Columbia, Mo., USA
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SHIT MOUTH OPEN EARS
During a conversation, if you suddenly realize that you are doing most of the talking, shut up or encourage the other person to talk.
Jerry Kinsey, Retired, Columbia, Mo., USA
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TO HIVE OR TO HIVE NOT
A swarm in May is worth a load of hay. A swarm in June's worth a silver spoon. A swarm in July ain't worth a fly.
Jerry Kinsey, Retired, Columbia, Mo., USA
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WATCH OUT FOR FALLING WALLS
A masonry wall will fall 1/3 of its standing height, barring an explosion.
Jerry Kinsey, Retired, Columbia, Mo., USA
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BABY IT'S COLD OUTSIDE!
40 degrees below zero is the same temperature in Celsius and Farenheit.
Jerry Kinsey, Retired, Columbia, Mo., USA
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ESTIMATE ROAD EDGE DISTANCE
Hood ornaments are rare on cars anymore. But if there is one, or a crease down the center of your hood, if you sight the hood ornament or furthest forward point of the crease, to the edge of the road from your driver's line of sight, there is at least 12-inches from your passenger-side tires to the road edge.
Paul White, Technical writer, Newport, RI, USA
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DETERMINING AN IMMINENT COLLISION
Works for car, boat, or plane. If another vehicle looks as though it will cross your path, there will likely be a collision if the vehicle stays in the same visual spot on your windshield as your paths converge.
Paul White, Technical writer, Newport, RI, USA
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