Fun & Games: December 17

December 17, 2007
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Joke of the Week: Elf Jokes
Problem: Public Land Surveying System: The Establishment of Aliquot Corners
Cool Link of the Week: Anthropolis Map of the Arctic

Joke of the Week: Elf Jokes

How many elves does it take to change a light bulb?
Ten! One to change the light bulb and nine to stand on each other’s shoulders.

Why did Santa's helper see the doctor?
Because he had a low “elf”esteem!

How long should an elf's legs be?
Just long enough to reach the ground!

What did the elf say was the first step in using a Christmas computer?
"First, YULE LOGon"!

What's the first thing elves learn in school?
The "elf"-abet!

How do elves greet each other?
"Small world, isn't it?"

Santa rides in a sleigh. What do elves ride in?
Mini vans!

Problem: Public Land Surveying System: The Establishment of Aliquot Corners

A private surveyor finds that his remeasurement along a section line between found original quarter corner and section corner monuments differs from that of the official record. The surveyor’s objective is to establish an initial sixteenth corner monument along the line between the two found original corners. Which of the following techniques is the surveyor likely to find helpful in resolving the difference between the measurements?


(A)    Protraction

(B)    Double centering

(C)    Triangulation

(D)    Proportionate measurement


Come back next week for the solution!

This is problem 91(5-55) 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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Cool Link of the Week: Anthropolis Map of the Arctic

Find out what the weather is like at the North Pole by visiting the Anthropolis Map of the Arctic.

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