Joke:Fun Facts
Problem:Surveying Astronomy: Observations of Polaris
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Joke of the Week: Fun Facts

Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the U.S. Treasury.
Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.
The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV was Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
Coca-Cola was originally green.
It is impossible to lick your elbow.
The state with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska
The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28%. The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%.
The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $ 16,400.
The average number of people airborne over the U.S. in any given hour: 61,000.
Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
11,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow!

Problem: Surveying Astronomy: Observations of Polaris

The positions of Polaris at which it appears to reach the maximum east and west extents of its path around the northern celestial pole are called by which names?

(A) eastern and western extension
(B) upper and lower elongation
(C) eastern and western parallactics
(D) eastern and western elongation

Come back next week for the solution!
This is problem 65(4-36) from the new second edition of 1001 Solved Surveying Problems by Jan Van Sickle. Reprinted with permission from 1001 Solved Surveying Problems by Jan Van Sickle (1997, 728 pp., Professional Publications Inc.). For details on this and other FLS exam-prep books, call 800/426-1178 or visit

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