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

 



 

DESIGNING A MUSEUM

A museum should have office, work, and storage space equal to its exhibit space. – Dr. Gertrude Ward, Richmond, Indiana

 



 

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

 



 

IDENTIFYING ICEBERGS

Arctic icebergs are tall and narrow. Antarctic icebergs are shaped like sheets. – Paul A. Delaney, meteorologist, Beltsville, Maryland

 



 

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

 



 

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, Dayton, Ohio

 



 

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

 



 

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