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TUNING A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT
A stringed instrument is less apt to slip out of pitch if the strings are tuned up from flat than it is if the strings are tuned down from sharp.
Robbie Aceto, musician
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SURGERY CONSIDERATIONS
When considering a surgical procedure, assume that the side effects will be twice as severe and the recovery period three times as long as the doctor predicts.
Matthew Butterick, writer
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FOLLOWING RUM
The farther south you travel, the darker and heavier the rum.
Dave Agresti, Prof Criminology (retired), Tampa, Florida, United States
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PICKING A CHEAP HOBBY
Beware of hobbies that require special _____.
Matthew Butterick, writer
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PICKING A BRUNCH
No brunch is worth standing in line for.
Matthew Butterick, writer
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HOUSE FIRE BURN RATE
Assuming stable fuel, heat and oxygen levels, a typical house fire will double in size every minute. Source: Discover Magazine's 20 things you don't know about fires.
Dave Agresti, Prof Criminology (retired), Tampa, Florida, United States
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CHOOSING A MICROBREW
When in doubt, choose a microbrew from a geographic area known for the quality of its water.
Matthew Butterick, writer
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MAINTENANCE & UPGRADES
If you're planning to sell your home within three years, you might as well do any necessary maintenance & upgrades now (so you can enjoy them for a while).
Matthew Butterick, writer
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BUYING REPLACEMENT PARTS
When buying a replacement part, bring the broken part with you, to make sure you get a part that matches.
Matthew Butterick, writer
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