Fun and Games: October 8

October 8, 2007
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Joke: Reasons it's good to be a guy
Problem: Photogrammetry: General Definitions
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Joke of the Week: Reasons it's good to be a guy

1. Phone conversations are over in 30 seconds flat.
2. A five day vacation requires only one suitcase.
3. When clicking through the channels, you don't have to stall on every shot of someone crying.
4. You understand why Stripes is funny.
5. You can go to the bathroom without a support group.
6. Your last name stays put.
7. When your work is criticized, you don't have to panic that everyone secretly hates you.
8. You get extra credit for the slightest act of thoughtfulness.
9. Wedding plans take care of themselves.
10. Your underwear is $10 for a three pack.
11. None of your co-workers have the power to make you cry.
12. If you're 34 and single nobody notices.
13. You can write your name in the snow.
14. You never have to worry about other people's feelings.
15. Three pair of shoes are more than enough.
16. Michael Bolton does not exist in your universe.
17. Nobody stops telling a good dirty joke when you walk into the room.
18. You don't give a rat's behind if someone notices your new haircut.
19. The world is your urinal.
20. You never misconstrue innocuous statements to mean your lover is about to leave you.
21. One mood, all the time.
22. Same work....more pay.
23. People never glance at your chest when you're talking to them.
24. If an other guy shows up at the party in the same outfit, you might become lifelong buddies.
25. You think the idea of punting a small dog is funny.
26. Your pals can be trusted never to trap you with: "So...notice anything different?"

Problem: Photogrammetry: General Definitions

What sort of composite of aerial photographs involves trimming the edges of the individual photographs?

(A) A controlled mosaic
(B) A planimetric map
(C) An uncontrolled mosaic
(D) A topographic map

Come back next week for the solution!
This is problem 15(8-8) from the new second edition of 1001 Solved Surveying Problems by Jan Van Sickle. Reprinted with permission from 1001 Solved Surveying Problems by Jan Van Sickle (1997, 728 pp., Professional Publications Inc.). For details on this and other FLS exam-prep books, call 800/426-1178 or visit .

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