SPOTTING REAL ANTIQUITIES

The less complex or well executed, the more recent the object is. This is especially true for Thai brass. – Thomas W. Neumann, anthropological archaeologist, wildlife ecologist, and field crew crisis manager

 



 

PLANNING A HOSPITAL

A hospital should have four to four and a half beds for every thousand people in the community it serves. – Douglass A. Pineo, biologist and falconer, Spokane, Washington

 



 

LOOKING AT BIRD BILLS

The single best clue to a bird’s identity is the shape of its bill. – Christine Jones, birdwatcher, San Francisco, California

 



 

EXPLORING A CAVE

You should have at least four people for any caving expedition. If someone is injured, two people can go for help while one stays with the injured spelunker. That way, no one is in the cave alone. – David R. McClurg, speleologist

 



 

RUNNING AND TALKING

If you can’t maintain a comfortable conversation while exercising, you are probably working beyond your aerobic target zone. – Kurt Ulrich, exercise specialist, Tompkins Community Hospital, Ithaca, New York

 



 

PLANNING A TELEVISION AD

The visual part of a TV commercial accounts for 85 percent of the impact on the viewer; the sound track accounts for 15 percent. – John Koten, Staff Reporter, The Wall Street Journal

 



 

FINDING A GOOD DOCTOR

Never go back to an eye doctor whose examining room isn’t large enough to swing a cat in. He’s a frustrated doctor and will give up his practice soon. – Ann German, East Islip, New York

 



 

WAVING TO PEOPLE

If you’re standing on an overpass, you can count on five out of ten drivers on the highway below returning a wave. – Carolyn Lloyd, 15-year-old student, Montreal, Quebec, Canada