Rule of Thumb

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 …

07/3/17

CHOOSING A CHRISTMAS TREE

When you’re choosing a Christmas tree, rotate the end of a branch between your forefinger and thumb. If the tree …

07/2/17

ESTIMATING TIME OF DEATH

To estimate the length of time a person has been dead, take a rectal temperature. If it is above room …

07/1/17

AMPLIFYING SOUND

You need a 250-watt amplifier to produce sound twice as loud as that produced by a 25-watt amplifier. — Steven M. …

06/30/17

RUNNING A LIGHT IN NEW JERSEY

New Jersey traffic lights have an amber signal lasting one second for every 10 mph of the posted speed limit. …

06/29/17

MOVIE SEQUELS

As a rule, if you didn’t care for the original movie, you will like the sequel even less. — A wandering …

06/28/17

LEARNING A LANGUAGE

The shorter a word, the more meanings it has. — Paul A. Delaney, meteorologist, Beltsville, Maryland

06/27/17

HOLDING A JOB

The more you need your job for financial reasons, the worse you will be treated. — J. Johnson, Fort Collins, Colorado

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