Fun and Games: July 7

July 7, 2010
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Joke of the Week: Fishing Licenses
Problem of the Week: Surveying Mathematics Problems: Unit Definitions and Conversions

Each week, we present a surveying problem for you to solve from the third edition of “Surveying Solved Problems for the FS and PS Exams” by Jan Van Sickle, PLS (formerly "1001 Solved Surveying Fundamentals Problems"), some jokes, trivia or other amusing items and a cool link to brighten your day. If you have a joke or link you would like to share, please submit it to ornekianl@bnpmedia.com.

Joke of the Week: Fishing Licenses

A couple of young fellas were fishing at their special pond off the beaten track when out of the bushes jumped the game warden!

Immediately, one of the boys threw his rod down and started running through the woods.
 
Hot on his heels came the game warden.

After about a half mile, the fella stopped and stooped over with his hands on his thighs to catch his breath.
 
The game warden finally caught up to him. "Let's see yer fishin' license, boy!" the warden demanded. 

With that, the fella pulled out his wallet and gave the game warden a valid fishing license.

"Well, son," the game warden said, "you must be about as dumb as a box of rocks! You don't have to run from me if you have a valid license!"

"Yes sir," replied the young fella. "But my friend back there, well, he doesn't have one."

Source: www.ahajokes.com


Problem of the Week: Surveying Mathematics Problems: Unit Definitions and Conversions

A property owner from overseas writes to a surveyor with instructions concerning a survey. One of the instructions says, "Please be certain that the property has at least 4 hectares." What is a hectare?

  A. a large shade tree with gray bark
  B. a type of concrete monument
  C. a category of easements
  D. a measure of area
 
This is problem 4 (1-1) from the NEW third edition of “Surveying Solved Problems for the FS and PS Exams” by Jan Van Sickle, PLS (formerly "1001 Solved Surveying Fundamentals Problems"). Reprinted with permission from “Surveying Solved Problems for the FS and PS Exams” by Jan Van Sickle, PLS (2008 Professional Publications Inc.). For details on this and other FLS exam-prep books, call 800/426-1178 or visit www.ppi2pass.com
 
For answers - www.pobonline.com/Articles/Fun_Games_Answers

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