Interesting tidbit of information for people who lose their wallet constantly. Apparently, the key is to actually keep cute baby photos in your wallet.
The baby photograph wallets had the highest return rate, with 88 per cent of the 40 being sent back. Next came the puppy, the family and the elderly couple, with 53 per cent, 48 and 28 respectively. At 20 per cent and 15, the charity card and control wallets had the lowest return rates.
Rules of Thumb is a great source for tricks and tips. I recently spotted this trick for winning a gunfight on the site:
If several people are advancing on you in a gunfight, shoot the one furthest away first, the closest one second, and then retreat or repeat the process.
L. Geer, San Diego, California
There was also this tip on throwing a knife:
If your knife balances more than one inch from the tang on the handle side, it is handle heavy and should be thrown from the blade. Likewise, if it balances more than one inch from the tang on the blade side, it is blade heavy and should be thrown from the handle.
Survivalist at a gun show, Lansing, New York
This trick on dueling:
When dueling with firearms, always aim lower than your opponent’s vital area–to pierce the heart, aim at the knees.
Jim Barber, historian, Springfield, Missouri
This tip on preventing burglary:
The average burglar will spend only five or six minutes trying to break into a house. If you make your place look formidable, he’ll go to your neighbor’s instead.
Walter Pitkin, literary agent, Weston, Connecticut
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