Rule of Thumb

07/15/17

PAVING WITH BRICKS

A crew of six bricklayers with one foreman can lay 1,000 square feet of paving brick per day. — R. Pieper, …

07/14/17

NAMING A DOG

If you give your dog a fancy name, it’s not for your dog but for your pride. You’ll end up …

07/13/17

DRIVING ON ICE

If the roads in an area ice over only five to ten times a year, half of the season’s fender-benders …

07/12/17

THE SURVIVAL RULE OF FIFTY

You have a 50 percent chance of surviving for 50 minutes in 50 degree water. — Rick Eckstrom, plan review officer, …

07/11/17

CHEMICAL REACTIONS

The rate of a chemical reaction doubles for every 10 degree Centigrade rise in temperature. — Ken Partymiller, chemist, Lexington, Kentucky

07/10/17

WATERING YOUR GARDEN

Don’t water your garden unless the soil is dry past the depth of your index finger. — Cally Arthur, managing editor, …

07/9/17

PREPARING FOR BAD NEWS

Bad news is never as bad as it sounds at first. — Steven M. Keisman, New York City high school resource …

07/8/17

HUNTING FOR MUSHROOMS

Mushroom hunting is best when Mayapples come up. — Ted, Rock Island, Iowa

07/7/17

BUYING RURAL LAND

Never offer more than two-thirds the asking price for rural land. — Ren Heim, landscaper, Cincinnati, Ohio

07/6/17

GETTING SOMETHING DONE

If you want something done, give it to a busy person. — Scott Parker, data specialist, Beaumont, Texas

07/5/17

SPOTTING JUNK MAIL

The more printing on the outside of an envelope, the less important the information inside. — Gerry M. Flick M.D., Ship’s …

07/4/17

WATCHING HORSES LOOK

You can get an idea of what horses are looking at by watching the position of their heads. Horses lower …

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