Joke:Interesting Facts
Problem:Public Land Surveyinig System: Meandering
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Joke of the Week: Interesting Facts

Q. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what?
A. Their birthplace

Q. Most boat owners name their boats. What is the most popular boat name requested?
A. Obsession

Q. If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you would find the letter "A"?
A. One thousand

Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers all have in common?
A. All were invented by women

Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil?
A. Honey

Q. Which day are there more collect calls than any other day of the year?
A. Father's Day

Problem: Public Land Surveyinig System: Meandering

Under rules set down in the 1973 Manual of Surveying Instructions, which of the following should be meandered?

(A) Rivers and streams having a width of 3 chains or more, whether navigable or not
(B) Lakes covering 40 ac or more
(C) Swamp lands
(D) Islands above the mean high water line that have arisen after the state in which they stand was  admitted into the U.S.

Come back next week for the solution!
This is problem 142(5-97) from the new second edition of1001 Solved Surveying Problemsby Jan Van Sickle. Reprinted with permission from1001 Solved Surveying Problemsby Jan Van Sickle (1997, 728 pp., Professional Publications Inc.). For details on this and other FLS exam-prep books, call 800/426-1178 or .

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A list of surveying terms and slang, units of measure, abbreviations, water descriptions and trees.