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# Kentucky Engineeer's Test

Sano
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 01-31-2004

KENTUCKY PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING EXAM

We are sick and tired of hearing about how dumb people in the South are.
We challenge any so-called smart Yankee to take this exam administered by
the University of Kentucky Engineering Department:

1. Calculate the smallest limb diameter on a persimmon tree that will
support a 10-pound possum.

2. Which of these cars will rust out the quickest when placed on blocks
in your front yard? A '65 Ford Fairlane, a '69 Chevrolet, a '67 Chevelle,
or a '64 Pontiac GTO.

3. If your uncle builds a still that operates at a capacity of 20 gallons
of shine produced per hour, how many car radiators are required to
condense the product?

4. A woodcutter has a chainsaw that operates at 2700 RPM. The density of
the pine trees in the plot to be harvested is 470 per acre. The plot is
2.3 acres in size. The average tree diameter is 14 inches. How many
Budweisers will be drunk before the trees are cut down?

5. If every old refrigerator in the state vented a charge of R-12
simultaneously, what would be the percentage decrease in the ozone layer?

6. A front porch is constructed of 2x8 pine on 24-inch centers with a
field rock foundation. The span is 8 feet and the porch length is 16 feet.
The porch floor is 1-inch rough sawn pine. When the porch collapses, how
many hound dogs will be killed?

7. A man owns a Tennessee house and 3.7 acres of land in a hollow with an
average slope of 15%. The man has five children. Can each of his grown
children put a mobile home on the man's land and still have enough
property for their electric appliances to sit out front?

8. A 2-ton truck is overloaded and proceeding 900 yards down a steep
slope on a secondary road at 45 MPH. The brakes fail. Given average
traffic conditions on secondary roads, what is the probability that it
will strike a vehicle with a muffler?

9. A coal mine operates in a NFPA Class 1, Division 2 Hazardous Area. The
mine employs 120 miners per shift. A gas warning is issued at the
beginning of the 3rd shift. How many cartons of unfiltered Camels will be
smoked during the shift?

10. At a reduction in the gene pool variability rate of 7.5% per
generation, how long will it take a town that has been bypassed by the
Interstate to breed a country-western singer?

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The Old Sourdough
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 01-31-2004
On Sat, 31 Jan 2004 10:10:34 -0600, Sano wrote:

snip

1. .75 in.

2. The Ford, but a 63 Dodge Dart will rust out even faster.

3. If they don't leak, 11.

4. 1081, or a shade over45 cases.

5. 37%

6. 5

7. Yes, with room to spare for six adult grandchildren.

8. 1 in 4

9. 47 packs or 4.7 cartons

10. 3 days.

The Old Sourdough
Beer!!11!! The staff of life.

Sano
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 02-01-2004
- The Old Sourdough <(E-Mail Removed)> - spluttered in
news(E-Mail Removed):

> On Sat, 31 Jan 2004 10:10:34 -0600, Sano wrote:
>
> snip
>
> 1. .75 in.
>
> 2. The Ford, but a 63 Dodge Dart will rust out even faster.

Hey!!! I owned a '63 Dodge Dart. 170 slump-six. Put a cam in it, 4-speed,
headers, (eventually) with the Offy intake manifold, a 2 bbl Rottenchester.
I had tried running a way-too-big 4 bbl on it.

And a rear end. and a coupla clutches. The inner tubes split over the
rust holes kept the crap off the windshield. Har-dee-har-har.

> 3. If they don't leak, 11.
>
> 4. 1081, or a shade over45 cases.
>
> 5. 37%
>
> 6. 5
>
> 7. Yes, with room to spare for six adult grandchildren.
>
> 8. 1 in 4
>
> 9. 47 packs or 4.7 cartons
>
> 10. 3 days.
>
>
> The Old Sourdough
> Beer!!11!! The staff of life.

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The Old Sourdough
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 02-01-2004
On Sat, 31 Jan 2004 18:17:35 -0600, Sano wrote:

> - The Old Sourdough <(E-Mail Removed)> - spluttered in
> news(E-Mail Removed):
>
>> On Sat, 31 Jan 2004 10:10:34 -0600, Sano wrote:
>>
>> snip
>>
>> 1. .75 in.
>>
>> 2. The Ford, but a 63 Dodge Dart will rust out even faster.

>
> Hey!!! I owned a '63 Dodge Dart. 170 slump-six. Put a cam in it, 4-speed,
> headers, (eventually) with the Offy intake manifold, a 2 bbl
> Rottenchester. I had tried running a way-too-big 4 bbl on it.
>
> And a rear end. and a coupla clutches. The inner tubes split over the
> rust holes kept the crap off the windshield. Har-dee-har-har.
>
>

Ya know, those old slant-6 engines just refused to die. The rest of the
car deteriorated into a rusting heap of scrap metal, but you could still
get the thing started.

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The Old Sourdough
Beer!!11!! The staff of life.

Boomer
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 02-01-2004
The Old Sourdough <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
news(E-Mail Removed):

> On Sat, 31 Jan 2004 18:17:35 -0600, Sano wrote:
>
>> - The Old Sourdough <(E-Mail Removed)> - spluttered in
>> news(E-Mail Removed):
>>
>>> On Sat, 31 Jan 2004 10:10:34 -0600, Sano wrote:
>>>
>>> snip
>>>
>>> 1. .75 in.
>>>
>>> 2. The Ford, but a 63 Dodge Dart will rust out even faster.

>>
>> Hey!!! I owned a '63 Dodge Dart. 170 slump-six. Put a cam in it,
>> 4-speed, headers, (eventually) with the Offy intake manifold, a 2
>> bbl Rottenchester. I had tried running a way-too-big 4 bbl on it.
>>
>> And a rear end. and a coupla clutches. The inner tubes split
>> over the rust holes kept the crap off the windshield.
>> Har-dee-har-har.
>>
>>

> Ya know, those old slant-6 engines just refused to die. The rest
> of the car deteriorated into a rusting heap of scrap metal, but
> you could still get the thing started.

Thats when a car was a car!