FIXING UP OLD CARS

As a rule, the average old-car enthusiast can fix up a car to rate about 75 on a scale of 100 points for perfection. Restoring a car as an investment is another matter. A high-dollar car needs to rate a 99 or 100. — LeRoi Smith, writer and car builder

 



 

SETTING UP AN OFFICE

Provide 250 square feet of floor space for each vice president, 200 for middle managers and 175 for clerks. — T. U. Powell, architect

 



 

SHOOTING AT DUCKS

For every 1,000 ducks shot at with lead shot, 155 will be bagged and 46 wounded. For every 1,000 shot at with steel shot, 114 will be bagged and 51 wounded. At ranges greater than 35 yards, lead shot cripples more ducks than steel shot. — Jack Mosher, wildlife biologist, South Berne, New York

 



 

FINDING DEEP WATER

To find the deepest water in a river, look for the middle of the inverted V of glossy water where the main current flows. At a bend in a river, the water’s deepest on the outside of the turn. — Martha Betcher, medical technician, Incline Village, Nevada

 



 

FOLLOWING A RIVER

Under normal conditions, the distance that a river will run straight is never greater than ten times its width. — Doug Knowles, guitar maker

 



 

RUNNING A DAIRY

A dairy operation uses a lot of water. You should plan on using 50 gallons of water per day for every cow in your herd. — Gary Pfaff, dairy farmer

 



 

CHOOSING YOUR GAME

Never make a bet when the house advantage is more than 1.5 percent. In U.S. casinos, this means you can play blackjack, baccarat, and craps, but nothing else. — Marvin Karlins Ph.D, author and gambling authority, Psyching Out Vegas

 



 

WRITING AN ADVERTISEMENT

When writing an ad, use sentences of less than 12 words. — David Ogilvy, advertising expert, The Ogilvy and Mather Agency