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Fun & Games: January 11th

January 10, 2012
Joke of the Week: The English Language

Problem of the Week: Geodetic and Control Surveys Problems

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

The English Language:
The bandage was wound around the wound.
The farm was used to produce produce.
The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
We must polish the Polish furniture.
He could lead if he would get the lead out.

Source: www.ajokeaday.com

Problem of the Week

What is the geoid?

(A) a surface defined by the earth's gravity?

(B) a surface that is flattened without tearing or stretching

(C) a surface that would closely resemble the oceans' surface if they were completely still

(D) Both A and C are true

This is problem 6 (9-1) 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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