ADJUSTING TO HEAT AND ALTITUDE

It takes one week to get used to exercising in the heat, but about three weeks to adjust to altitude. – Ned Frederick, writer, Exeter, New Hampshire

 



 

MOVING FURNITURE

If friends ask you to help them move, remember that the work will begin an hour after you get there, you’ll finish an hour later than expected, the pizza will be colder than the beer, and the beer will be in lesser quantities than promised. – Tom Sacco, West Des Moines, Iowa

 



 

PICKING A WINNER AT THE HARNESS TRACK

When you’re at the harness track, bet on a horse that runs a fast first half-mile and has final quarter times under 31 seconds. – Don Valliere, track manager and author, Fort Erie, Ontario

 



 

RUNNING ADS ON TV

You should run a TV commercial at least four times a day, four days a week, three weeks a month. If you run it less than that, your ad money would be better spent elsewhere. – Scott Parker, data specialist, Beaumont, Texas

 



 

DIAGNOSING A PATIENT

Seventy percent of medical diagnoses can be made by taking a good medical history. Another 20 percent can be made by doing a good physical exam. Only 10 percent require laboratory procedures and X-rays. – Gerry M. Flick M.D., Ship’s Surgeon, S.S. Constitution off Hawaii

 



 

WINNING AT CHESS

Never take the opponent’s queen’s knight’s pawn with your queen. – Norman Brenner, Fleetwood, New York

 



 

COOLING WITH GRASS

Eight average front lawns have the cooling effect of about 20 central air conditioners. – Curt Suplee, writer and editor, in The Washington Post magazine

 



 

BUYING CLOTHES THAT FIT

A sleeve is the right length if there are four to five inches between the end of the sleeve and the tip of your thumb. – Rick Eckstrom, plan review officer, Ithaca, New York

 



 

MEASURING SOMETHING IN THE SKY

You can describe the location of objects that are low in the sky by holding your hand in front of you at arm’s length. With your palm facing in and your pinkie on the horizon, the width of your hand covers 15 degrees of arc above the horizon. – Hugh Crowell, Columbus, Ohio

 



 

WEARING GOGGLES

Wear goggles on a bike when the temperature is below 40 degrees F. – Tanya Kucak, Palo Alto, California