Joke of the Week: Waiting Room

Problem of the Week: Taping

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: Waiting Room

The doctor's office was crowded as usual, but the doctor was moving at his normal snail's pace. After waiting two hours, an old man slowly stood up and started walking toward the door.

"Where are you going?" the receptionist called out.

"Well," he said, "I figured I'd go home and die a natural death, instead of just being bored to death."

Source: www.justcleanjokes.com

Problem of the Week: Taping

Any unsupported portion of a steel tape sags in an arc known by which of the following names?

(A) Cycloid

(B) Parabola

(C) Helical arc

(D) Catenary

This is problem 47 (6-8) 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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