Fun and Games: December 10

December 10, 2007
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Joke of the Week: Reindeer Jokes
Problem: Land Boundary Law: Water Boundaries
Cool Link of the Week: The Timeline Atlas of the United States

Joke of the Week: Reindeer Jokes

 What do reindeer hang on their Christmas trees?
What would a reindeer do if it lost its tail?
She’d go to a “re-tail” shop for a new one!
Which of Santa's reindeer has bad manners?
What do you call a reindeer wearing earmuffs?
Anything you want because he can’t hear you!
What do reindeer always say before telling you a joke?
This one will “sleigh” you!
How does Rudolph know when Christmas is coming?
He looks at his calen-“deer”!
What do you give a reindeer with an upset tummy?
How do you get into Donner's house?
You ring the “deer”-bell!
What's red and white and gives presents to gazelles?

How many reindeer does it take to change a light bulb?
Eight! One to screw in the light bulb and seven to hold Rudolph down!

Problem: Land Boundary Law: Water Boundaries

Which of the following terms best describes the deepest or most navigable part of a river channel?


(A)    The mean high water mark

(B)    The thread

(C)    The batture

(D)    The thalweg


Come back next week for the solution!
This is problem 28(4-15) 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 .

> Click here for last week's question and solution

Cool Link of the Week: The Timeline Atlas of the United States

The Timeline Atlas of the United States is an interactive map that allows the user to animate through more than 200 years of American history. Drag the timeline handle and watch trails illustrate westward expansion, territories grow and divide and as states join the union. Along the way, presidents, national flags and quick facts display per year.!2EB6AAF6C3AC1EBE!368.entry

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