Fun & Games: January 21

January 21, 2008
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Joke of the Week: Fascinating Facts
Problem: Land Boundary Law: Boundary Law Terms
Cool Link of the Week: Festival of Maps

Joke of the Week: Fascinating Facts

In the 1400s, a law was set forth in England that a man was allowed
to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. Hence, we have “the
rule of thumb.”

Many years ago in Scotland, a new game was invented. It was ruled
“Gentlemen Only, Ladies Forbidden." And thus, the word GOLF entered into
the English  language.

The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.  

The San Francisco cable cars are the only mobile national monuments.

Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from
history: Spades-King David; Hearts-Charlemagne; Clubs-Alexander the Great; Diamonds-Julius Caesar.

Problem: Land Boundary Law: Boundary Law Terms

A grantor and grantee are in the closing stages of the transfer of real property. A third party holds a grant that will be delivered only when all of the conditions for the transfer are complete. Which of the following terms describes the third party?

(A) A scrivener
(B) An escrow agent
(C) A disseisor
(D) A remainderman

Come back next week for the solution!

This is problem 1(3-1) 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: Festival of Maps

More than 30 of Chicago’s cultural and scientific organizations collaborate to feature maps, globes, artifacts and artwork and track the evolving technology of wayfinding from ancient to modern times.

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