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A collection of observations by people who bother to look at how things work and at how they get things done.

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everyone
10/23/2023

The softer the currency, the harder the toilet paper.

keyfastt
10/23/2023

If the water and food in a country are suspect, take similar precautions with the law.

Prepped
05/03/2023

When you’re playing blackjack, assume that any unseen card is an eight.

Mad Dog
04/26/2023

The cheaper the booze, the worse the hangover.

Snowflake
04/20/2023

Never swim against a riptide. Instead, swim at a 90-degree angle to it at an easy pace until you’re clear of it. Then head back to shore.

putin
04/20/2023

Roaches never travel alone. if you caught one, expect there to be more.

laststep
04/20/2023

If you can’t fit the idea of your story into one simple sentence, you don’t understand your story.

ball lines
04/20/2023

On a good highway bicycle you can travel 50 miles per day at a leisurely pace.

noshare
04/18/2023

Never offer more than two thirds the asking price for rural land.

netzero
04/18/2023

Catholics feel guilty for what they weren’t supposed to do and did. Jews feel guilty for what they were supposed to do and didn’t.

Obviously
04/06/2023

With clothing or rugs, the more threads per inch, the more durable the fabric will be.

simbad
04/06/2023

Effortless prose generally takes three to four drafts.

Hot Takes
08/31/2022

Buy two black markers for every other color you buy. It is always the first color to go in a set (green and red go next).

Atalanta
08/31/2022

Never buy a silver car. They rust sooner than others.

Simon
08/31/2022

The greater the back problem, the harder your mattress should be. The unforgiving surface forces you to move often so your muscles won’t become stiff from lack of movement.

forma
06/20/2022

At auctions, paintings sell for half the price they go for in galleries.

Mace
11/15/2021

If a professor describes a science experiment in class, it will be on the exam.

look_mom
11/15/2021

In a public restroom, always use the toilet farthest away from the door. It’s typically cleaner and used less than the others.

sweltering
11/14/2021

The sales success of sports book is inversely proportional to the size of the ball used in the sport.

kiss my axe
11/14/2021

You need to know and understand 5,000 words and characters in Chinese before trying to have a meaningful conversation in Chinese. .

antifascist
11/14/2021

Cheap paperback novels average one typographical error for every ten pages.

instant
11/12/2021

It is easier to get forgiveness than permission.

Sedova
11/11/2021

Tough apple skin means a hard winter.

khart
11/09/2021

One large tree has the cooling power of five average air conditioners running 20 hours a day.

IV Shot
11/09/2021

If bees stay at the hive, expect rain. If they fly away, expect good weather.

ever
11/09/2021

Bears can outrun, outclimb, and outswim a human. Your only chance is to run downhill; the bear’s center of gravity makes it difficult for it to follow.

Serf
11/08/2021

To ace a course, plan on spending two hours on outside study and homework for every hour of classroom time.

sharpest
11/07/2021

Never walk past a chimpanzee while wearing a clown suit.

meanwhile
11/07/2021

Zigzag to outrun a crocodile.

ho babe
11/06/2021

Avoid of buying a house within sight of a traffic light.

meste
11/06/2021

Your new product should have at least three easily recognizable advantages over is competition.

Marc
11/06/2021

The average milk producing life of a dairy cow is five to seven years.

puec
11/06/2021

One ostrich egg will serve 24 people for brunch.

ege
11/06/2021

Lighting will take up 30% of the overall power usage for a building.

metalhead
11/06/2021

Use ammonia for a bee sting and vinegar for a wasp sting.

Chicom
10/29/2021

One trained dog equals 60 search-and-rescue workers.

angara
10/29/2021

When writing an ad, use sentences composed of 12 words or less.

face time
10/29/2021

If you ask a negative question, you will get a negative answer.

private
10/29/2021

Pick a puppy whose tail wags in sync with its walk.

hydro
10/29/2021

Never sign up for car payments that are more than 10 percent of your monthly income.

In a Week
10/29/2021

If you’re not going through four toothbrushes a year, you’re not brushing your teeth good enough.

howdy
10/28/2021

The person who makes the most deals wins.

facia
10/28/2021

If applying pressure with your fingers causes a change in your chest pain, it is probably a muscular pain.

American
10/28/2021

A person is seriously ill or injured if he suddenly falls forward without putting his hands up to protect his face.

worka
10/28/2021

Warm hands indicate relaxation; cold hands indicate tension.

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