ADJUSTING BICYCLE HANDLEBARS

The distance from the front of your seat to the handlebar cross member should equal the length of your forearm from elbow to fingertip. – Peter van Berkum, Kittery Point, Maine

 



 

DOUBLING A BABY

The average newborn baby takes six months to double its weight. – L.M. Boyd, The San Francisco Chronicle

 



 

RAISING CHILDREN

Never tell a child how a used-car dealer prices automobiles, how a butcher makes sausage, or how a Texas politician makes money. – Richard Malone, Vancouver, Washington

 



 

COLLECTING COINS

There have to be 1,500 to 2,000 coins minted with an error to make a market for collectors. – Robert E. Wilhite, editor, Numismatic News, Iola, Wisconsin

 



 

PLANNING A HIGHWAY

A divided highway will occupy about 40 acres of land per mile. Other roads occupy between 6 and 12 acres per mile. – William S. Stevens, highway engineer

 



 

BIRDWATCHING

You will hear one-third to one-half again as many chickadees and juncos as you will actually see, and there are one-third again as many out there that you neither hear nor see. – Ellen Klaver, musician, Boulder, Colorado

 



 

THE WINDSURFING RULE OF 35-35

In a 35 knot wind, you need a 35-square-foot sail for windsurfing. For every 5 knots of wind less, add 5 square feet of sail. For flat water, add an extra 5 square feet. – Jeremy Bishop, windsurfing expert, Hood River, Oregon

 



 

FEEDING PEOPLE

For long trips and expeditions, plan on taking at least two pounds of food per person per day. – G. Brooks, Flagstaff, Arizona

 



 

WEANING A CALF

Wean a calf when it has gained 15 pounds over its birth weight. – Edward Dalrymple, dairy farmer

 



 

SWEATING

You lose about 2 to 3 percent of your body weight as sweat for every hour of heavy exercise, but don’t confuse temporary dehydration for real weight loss. Losing more than 4 percent of your body weight as sweat can hurt your athletic performance. – Ned Frederick, writer, Exeter, New Hampshire