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WATCHING A WINERY
A winery's standards start to slip if it produces more than 50,000 cases of wine per year.
Richard Graff, chairman and chief operating officer, Chalone, Inc., Sonoma County, California
(LR) Legacy Rule of Thumb from previously published collections
Current Rating: 4.8 out of 10 based on 27 reviews
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CHARTING MAIL-ORDER RETURNS
If you're not getting 1 percent of your mail-order shipments returned, your product is underpriced.
Peter Reimuller, Point Arena, California
(LR) Legacy Rule of Thumb from previously published collections
Current Rating: 4.8 out of 10 based on 16 reviews
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KILLING TIME
People who can't kill time are unhappy with themselves.
Dean Sheridan, electronics technician and deaf actor, Torrance, California
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Current Rating: 4.9 out of 10 based on 24 reviews
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SIZING UP A CALCULUS TEXT
The longer a calculus textbook, the less it covers.
Bruce Reznick, associate professor of mathematics, Urbana, Illinois
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Current Rating: 5.0 out of 10 based on 19 reviews
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MAKING CHAMPAGNE
It takes 3.25 tons of grapes to make 1 case of champagne.
Rick Eckstrom, plan review officer, Ithaca, New York
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Current Rating: 4.7 out of 10 based on 20 reviews
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FINDING A PLACE TO PITCH YOUR TENT
Farmers are three times more likely than rural nonfarmers and 10 times more likely than suburban people to let you pitch your tent on their land. And you should know better than to ask city people.
Geanne Toma, massage therapist, Lebanon, New Hampshire
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Current Rating: 5.8 out of 10 based on 21 reviews
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BURNING SOLID FUELS
When you are burning solid fuels, a 40 degree Fahrenheit rise in stack temperature indicates a 1 percent reduction in combustion efficiency.
Scott Adams, central heating plant operator, Cornell University
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Current Rating: 5.3 out of 10 based on 17 reviews
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SMOKING CIGARETTES
You need three books of matches for every two packs of cigarettes you smoke.
Bob Horton, statistics consultant, West Lafayette, Indiana
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Current Rating: 4.2 out of 10 based on 20 reviews
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CALLING FOR HELP
If you are assaulted, scream Fire! People are more likely to come to your aid than if you shout Help!
Boardroom Reports
(LR) Legacy Rule of Thumb from previously published collections
Current Rating: 6.1 out of 10 based on 19 reviews
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GRAZING A HORSE
Provide at least one acre of good pasture per horse.
Clarence Morgan, The Morgan Palomino Ranch
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Current Rating: 5.0 out of 10 based on 14 reviews
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CUTTING FIREWOOD
It takes 24 man-hours for a nonprofessional logger to bring a cord of wood from the stump to the stove.
Michael Blyskal, state real estate appraiser in The New York State Conservationist, Albany, New York
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Current Rating: 4.9 out of 10 based on 17 reviews
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