Fun and Games: September 13

September 9, 2010
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Joke of the Week: Amazing Anagrams

Problem of the Week: Corners  

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

Amazing Anagrams

Dormitory = Dirty Room

The Morse Code = Here Come Dots 

Slot Machines = Cash Lost in 'em 

Animosity = Is No Amity 

Snooze Alarms = Alas! No More Z's 

Semolina = Is No Meal 

The Public Art Galleries = Large Picture Halls, I Bet 

A Decimal Point = I'm a Dot in Place 

The Earthquakes = That Queer Shake 

Eleven plus two = Twelve plus one 

Contradiction = Accord not in it 

To be or not to be: that is the question, whether tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. (from Hamlet by Shakespeare)


In one of the Bard's best-thought-of tragedies, our insistent hero, Hamlet, queries on two fronts about how life turns rotten. 

"That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind." (Neil A. Armstrong)


A thin man ran; makes a large stride; left planet, pins flag on moon! On to Mars! 

Problem of the Week: Corners

Which of the following best describes a corner for which no evidence of any kind can be found?

(A) obliterated corner

(B) lost corner

(C) extant corner

(D) existent corner

This is problem 52 (5-10) 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

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