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Fun and Games: October 25

October 25, 2010
Joke of the Week: Eat the Watermelons

Problem of the Week: Spiral Curves

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 zielinskil@bnpmedia.com.

Joke of the Week: Eat the Watermelons

A farmer in the country has a watermelon patch. Upon inspection, he discovers that some of the local kids have been helping themselves to a feast.

The farmer thinks of ways to discourage this profit-eating situation. So he puts up a sign that reads: "WARNING! ONE OF THESE WATERMELONS CONTAINS CYANIDE!"

He smiled smugly as he watched the kids run off the next night without eating any of his melons. 

The farmer returns to the watermelon patch a week later to discover that none of the watermelons have been eaten, but finds another sign that reads: "NOW THERE ARE TWO!" 

Source: www.ahajokes.com

Problem of the Week: Spiral Curves

A spiral curve, as used in surveying, is

(A) also known as a compound circular curve

(B) a hyperbolic curve in the horizontal plane

(C) a loxodrome

(D) a curve with a uniformly varying radius.

This is problem 34 (2-8) 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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