Single Tricks Of The Grandmother That Will Become A Living Encyclopedia


For generations, various tricks and tips have served us to perform daily tasks and facilitate our lives in different ways.

Despite the time elapsed these are still valid, but many people have forgotten or simply have been fading from collective knowledge. Keep reading and re discover these incredible tricks that will be of great help.

Know the number of days of each month

With the closed fist counts the months by the knuckles. Each knuckle and each cleft between them represents a month. If the month falls on knuckle has 31 days, if it falls into a cleft has 30 or less.

Determine the time before sunset

Put your fingers together and stretch your hand so that the sun is on your index finger. Count the number of fingers to the horizon; each finger represents an approximate 15 minutes for the sunset.

Waxing crescent moon?

To know in which phase the moon compares it with the letters D, C, and O. Moon D is increasing, O is full Moon and C is waning.

Nemotechnique to learn Roman numerals

Use the following phrase: LaCa De Mamá. The letters L, C, D, M represent the numbers 50, 100, 150, and 200 respectively.

Check the charge of a battery


Raise the battery to one or two centimeters on a table and let it fall; if it staggers and falls it has no load.

The Nine Table with Hands

Put your hands with your palms towards you. Assign to each finger of the left hand a number, from 1 to 5, starting with the little finger; and from 6 to 10 to each finger of the right hand starting with the thumb. Now, to multiply, for example, 9 × 7, lower the assigned finger with the number 7; the number of fingers remaining to the left of that finger will be tens, and the number of fingers to the right units. In the example, 9 × 7 = 63.

How to know the degrees of an angle?

Extend your fingers as far as you can and place the palm on a flat surface. The pinky should be at the bottom and represents 0; the thumb represents 90 °, the index 60 °, the medium 45 ° and in the annulus 30 °

Notes on the staff

To remember the location of the notes memorize the following sentences. For notes on the lines: MY SUN IS ALWAYS REPEAT FAULUS. For notes in the spaces between the lines: FAbrica LA DOrada MIel.

The order of the planets

It is enough to remember the following phrase and use it as a mnemonic resource: “My Old Aunt Marta Never Knew Nothing to the Bread”; Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto.


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