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Fun and Games: July 18

July 18, 2011
Joke of the Week: Naming The Boat

Problem of the Week: Manual of Instructions

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 fujiwaras@bnpmedia.com.

Joke of the Week

A man wanted a boat more than anything. His wife kept saying that they could not afford one, but he bought one anyway.

"I'll tell you what," he told her. "In the spirit of compromise, why don't you name the boat?" Being a good sport, she accepted.

When the man went to the dock for the maiden voyage, this is the name he saw painted on the side: "For Sale."

Source: www.justcleanjokes.com

Problem of the Week

The Manual of Surveying Instructions for public lands has been published in profoundly different versions periodically since 1851. Which of the following dates corresponds to the version of the Manual now in force?

(A) 1930

(B) 1947

(C) 1972

(D) 1973

This is problem 15 (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