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Fun & Games: March 31

March 31, 2008
Joke of the Week: Joke of the Week: It’s No Joke-The Huamn Mnid is Amzanig
Problem: Hydrography: Hydrographic Maps
Cool Link of the Week: Trace.com


Each week, we present a surveying problem for you to solve from "1001 Solved Surveying Fundamentals Problems" by Jan Van Sickle, PLS, 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 lyonsw@bnpmedia.com.
Have fun, and have a great week!
 


Joke of the Week: It's No Joke-The Huamn Mnid is Amzanig

Don't skip this week’s posting just because it looks weird. Believe it or not,  you
can read it.
 
I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty  uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid  Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not  raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig  huh?


Problem: Hydrography: Hydrographic Maps

Which of the following dimensions is equal to 1 fathom?
 
(A) 1 yd
(B) 6 ft
(C) 1 rod
(D) 4 ft

 
Come back next week for the solution!
This is problem 41(13-21) from the new second edition of ”1001 Solved Surveying Fundamentals Problems” by Jan Van Sickle, PLS. Reprinted with permission from ”1001 Solved Surveying Fundamentals Problems” by Jan Van Sickle, PLS (1997, 728 pp., 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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Cool Link of the Week: Trace.com

Trace is the largest global online database of stolen, lost, seized, and recovered property that you can use for free.