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Fun and Games: August 30

August 31, 2010
Joke of the Week: Doctor! I swallowed a pillow!

Problem of the Week: Gunter's Chain 2

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: Doctor! I swallowed a pillow!

Patient: Doctor, I think I swallowed a pillow.

Doctor: How do you feel?

Patient: A little down in the mouth.

Source: www.ahajokes.com

Problem of the Week: Gunter's Chain 2

Early field notes from public land surveys sometimes refer to a two-pole chain. What is a two pole chain?

(A) A two-pole chain is a chain that is equipped with two long wooden handles.

(B) The phrase two-pole chain is simply another term used to describe a standard-length Gunter's chain.

(C) A two-pole chain is 132.00 ft long.

(D) A two-pole chain is one-half of a standard Gunter's chain, or 33.00 ft long.

This is problem 11 (5-2) 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