THE WINDSURFING RULE OF 35-35

In a 35 knot wind, you need a 35-square-foot sail for windsurfing. For every 5 knots of wind less, add 5 square feet of sail. For flat water, add an extra 5 square feet. – Jeremy Bishop, windsurfing expert, Hood River, Oregon

 



 

FEEDING PEOPLE

For long trips and expeditions, plan on taking at least two pounds of food per person per day. – G. Brooks, Flagstaff, Arizona

 



 

WEANING A CALF

Wean a calf when it has gained 15 pounds over its birth weight. – Edward Dalrymple, dairy farmer

 



 

SWEATING

You lose about 2 to 3 percent of your body weight as sweat for every hour of heavy exercise, but don’t confuse temporary dehydration for real weight loss. Losing more than 4 percent of your body weight as sweat can hurt your athletic performance. – Ned Frederick, writer, Exeter, New Hampshire

 



 

FEELING YOUR CEILING

If you can touch the ceiling of your house with the palm of your hand, your ceiling is too low. – Bob Horton, consultant and writer, Largo, Florida

 



 

PROFITING FROM ADVERTISING

A going company will usually profit from advertising an amount equal to its advertising expenses. – Peter Reimuller, Point Arena, California

 



 

GETTING PAID

Patients who ask for expensive medical tests or surgical procedures saying they don’t care how much it costs aren’t footing the bill. The doctor will be paid by some sort of insurance, by the government, or no one at all. – Gerry M. Flick M.D., Ship’s Surgeon, S.S. Constitution off Hawaii

 



 

COUNTING THE DAYS IN A MONTH

Put your hands together, thumb to thumb. Name the months from left to right across the backs of your hands. The months falling on a knuckle have 31 days, while those falling in hollows have 30 or fewer. – Norman Brenner, Fleetwood, New York

 



 

USING A BRICK BAKE OVEN

There are some traditional methods to tell when an oven is ready to use: (1) The bricks must all look red. If the black spots are not all burned off, it is not hot enough. (2) Sprinkle flour on the oven hearth; if it burns black right away, the oven is too hot. (3) Insert the tender part of your wrist toward the inner corners of the oven behind the front walls and count. If you cannot hold your hand in longer than to count to twenty, it is hot enough. If you can count to thirty, it is not hot enough for bread. – Richard Bacon, writer and historian