SELLING COLLECTIBLES

To cover costs and show a profit, try to triple your money on things that sell for less than $5 and double your money on things that sell for more than $5. — Sam Gaben, Indianapolis, Indiana

 



 

WATCHING BIRDS

Among birds of prey, females are about one-third larger than males. — Scott Parker, data specialist, Beaumont, Texas

 



 

DROPPING ANCHOR

Under normal conditions use 7 feet of anchor line for each foot of water. If the water is 10 feet deep, you’ll need 70 feet of anchor line. — Peter Kim, San Diego, California

 



 

ESTIMATING WALKING SPEED

The time it takes to clean off the windshield is the time it takes to warm up your engine. — Rob Shapiro, flight instructor, Ithaca, New York

 



 

RUNNING A DAIRY

A good Holstein cow should produce about 5 gallons of milk a day for 305 days a year. — Carol Gallagher, Lexington, Kentucky

 



 

THE RULES OF THREE

You have to exercise at least three times a week. If you leave more than three days between exercise sessions, gains will be cancelled out; and three weeks is about how long it takes your body to adjust to a new level of exercise. — Ned Frederick, writer, Exeter, New Hampshire

 



 

KNOWING WHEN TO QUIT GAMBLING

End any gambling session after winning half of your session’s stake. If you start a session with $2,000, quit when you reach $3,000. You may ride out a hot streak; but as soon as you lose one bet, it’s time to quit, convert your profits to traveler’s checks, and mail them home. — Marvin Karlins Ph.D, author and gambling authority, Psyching Out Vegas

 



 

RUNNING AN AMUSEMENT PARK

It takes an investment in new attractions of $5 million to $15 million to increase attendance 10 to 20 percent. — Michael Demetria, president, Marine World-Africa USA, Vallejo, California