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LOOKING THROUGH YOUR POCKETS
It takes almost twice as long to find something in your coat pockets when you are not wearing your coat. If you have a flight jacket or parka with more than four pockets, you can usually save time by putting it on just to look through the pockets.
Gerald Gutlipp, mathematician, Chicago, Illinois
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5598 Ages and Stages thumb thumb thumb
CHILDHOOD FRIENDS OFTEN TAKE ADVANTAGE
Your childhood friends are most likely to take advantage of your home necessary appliances.
Andrius, Kaunas
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MINIMIZING HOLD TIME
Don’t like to be on phone hold? If that first option is to hablo Espanol, regardless of your preference, select it. The folks who speak Spanish also speak English so you get through faster since there are fewer requests for Spanish.
Neil J Salkind, LAWRENCE, KS - Kansas, USA
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HOW TO WIN CASUAL CHESS
I am no chess expert. However, in casual games, I find that the king-pawn opening into four nights defense into an Italian is very effective against weak players. It works better because it is direct, and is not based off of positioning. I also never have the problem where the other player moves unconventionally, and I don't know a response, because the goal of the Italian is quite simple. All you have to do is put pressure on the ????. (Note: only works casually, you can't fake it against a really experienced player)
Jonah , Student, Philadelphia, PA, USA
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THE WORST DRIVERS
Statistically, the worst drivers are BMW drivers. I have found drivers of white BMWs to be even worse drivers. Audi and Mercedes drivers tend to be the second and third worst. I have also found that BMW SUVs are better driven with , because they tend to be wealthy parents rather than men going through a midlife crises.
Jonah , Student, Philadelphia, PA, USA
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DIFICULT DEBUGGING
If it is taking more than a day to debug some code, start rewriting the code. It may provide some insight that will allow you to find and fix the bug. In the end, you will have working code to replace the buggy code.
James S Sorrells, Retired Software Engineer, Allentown, New Jersey, United States
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PROPER PRONOUNCIATION OF SMALL US TOWNS.
My wife's cousin Dave, the play-by-play radio announcer for the Marlins, calls after hours to the main library of the town in question. The recording gives the (correctly pronounced) name of the town, so when he speaks it on air that night he pronounces it like the natives.
Will Varnell MD, Radiologist, Birmingham, AL, USA
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MORE DIGITS MEANS MORE MUZAK
The time you can expect to spend waiting on hold for customer service is proportional to the length of your account number.
Jay Miller, Engineer, Damascus, Maryland, United States
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A PINT'S A POUND, THE WORLD AROUND
A pint's a pound, the world around. For liquids, starting with ????. A Gallon weighs about 8 pounds.
Buck Trawicky, wright & scholar, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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