FINDING WHERE TO PUT YOUR MOUTH ON A CLARINET

To find the correct place to put your mouth on a clarinet reed, put a piece of paper between the reed and the mouthpiece. Where the paper stops is the correct place for your mouth.
– Mandy Reinert, Student, LaCrosse, WI, USA

 



 

SPEED OF TENNIS SERVE

Most non-professional tennis players will serve their second serve with 10 to 20 MPH less speed than their first serve. – Bill Gerk, Burlingame, CA, USA

 



 

UNICYCLE SEAT POSITION

The unicycle seat post should go into the stem at least two and a half times its diameter. – Glen Swan, Bicyclist, Ithaca, NY, USA

 



 

CHOOSING A CONDUCTOR’S BATON

You should be able to balance a good conductor’s baton one and one quarter inch up the shaft from the handle. If it balances any further up the shaft than that, you will find yourself holding the baton incorrectly to compensate. Your arm will get tired. – Ksiow, Senior Legal Processing Bank Clerk, Photographer and Seamstress, Garden Grove, CA, USA

 



 

WHERE NOT TO KEEP YOUR CONCEALED WEAPON PERMIT

Never keep your concealed weapon permit next to your driver’s license. On a routine traffic check the police officer will detain and question you about ten minutes longer. – Terry Kranning, Professional Knife Maker, Pocatello, ID, USA

 



 

SPOTTING A SALESPERSON

When you meet a stranger and ask his name, if he reaches for a business card then he is a salesman of some kind. – Terry Kranning, Professional Knife Maker, Pocatello, ID, USA

 



 

SPOTTING A MARRIED MAN

To ascertain if a man you have recently met is married, ask for his phone number. If he gives you his work number he is probably married, if he gives any reason at all for not having a home telephone number, he is married. – Terry Kranning, Professional Knife Maker, Pocatello, ID, USA

 



 

CHOOSING A CALM PUPPY

Pick a puppy whose tail wags in sync with his walk. – Neil Schwartzbach, Executive Directory, 1% for Peace, Ithaca, NY, USA