# Fun and Games: April 24th

April 24, 2012
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Joke of the Week: A Senior Moment

Problem of the Week: Artificial Targets

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 sowal@bnpmedia.com.

## Joke of the Week: A Senior Moment

A police car pulls up in front of grandma Bessie's house.

The car door opens, and grandpa Morris gets out.

The polite policeman escorts him up to the house.

"This elderly gentleman said that he was lost in the park and couldn't find his way home," he explains to grandma Bessie.

"Oh, Morris," grandma says. "You've been going to that park for over 30 years! How could you get lost?"

He leans close to grandma so that the policeman can't hear.

"I wasn't lost," grandpa Morris whispers. "I was just too tired to walk home."

Source - www.ahajokes.com

## Problem of the Week: Artificial Targets

Which of the following considerations would be involved in planning the sort of panels, or pre-marks, to use in an aerial photography project?

(A) Does the project include tree-covered areas?

(B) Are there portions of the area to be mapped that are covered with snow or sand?

(C) What is intended photo-scale?

(D) All of the above are appropriate.

This is problem 16 (6-3) 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.

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