DESIGNING AN OFFICE BUILDING

A well-planned office building should be able to accommodate one person for every 225 square feet of floor space. – William Payne, building supervisor

 



 

LOOKING FOR BIRDS

Look for birds on the edges where two habitats meet–ocean beaches, stream banks, forest margins. Where two habitats meet, you can find organisms from both habitats, plus those adapted to the edge itself. – Christine Jones, birdwatcher, San Francisco, California

 



 

CARING FOR YOUR CAR

If you want your car to make it to 100,000 miles, flush the cooling system every even-numbered year. This prevents engine damage from overheating. – Paul S. Amber P.E., Royal Oak, Michigan

 



 

CAVING WITH BEGINNERS

There should be at least one experienced spelunker for every three beginners. However, never have less than two experienced spelunkers on any trip with beginners, so one can lead and one can bring up the rear. – David R. McClurg, speleologist

 



 

SETTING THE WEIGHTS ON AN EXERCISE MACHINE

When you work out with an exercise machine, choose a weight setting that lets you do 8 to 12 repetitions comfortably. If you must struggle to get beyond 5, the setting is too heavy. If you complete 10 without feeling any fatigue at all, it is too light. – Bottom Line/Personal

 



 

PLAYING POKER

Out of ten opening hands, half will be no good, four will contain a pair, and one will beat a pair. – Anonymous

 



 

FINDING A GOOD DOCTOR

Don’t go back to a doctor whose office staff has to stand all day. If he doesn’t care about them, he won’t care about you. – Ann German, East Islip, New York

 



 

WINNING AT CHESS

In the endgame, keep your rook between a passed pawn – either yours or your opponent’s. – Norman Brenner, Fleetwood, New York

 



 

HEATING A TRAVEL TRAILER

To estimate the heater size for a travel trailer, figure 1,000 BTUs per foot of length. A 15-foot trailer will need a 15,000-BTU heater. – Ralph Young, camper