23 May 2012

Old jokes

Whew!  It's been another one of those weeks.  In between endless meetings and various reports, I've been cleaning out my e-mails at work to free up some space (thanks Outlook 2010) and stumbled across this joke I got from a neighbor back in 2003 and I still find it funny.  This one's for the engineers out there...  
Redneck Engineering Exam

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

2.  Which of the following cars will rust out the quickest when placed on blocks in your front yard? 66 Ford Fairlane, 69 Chevrolet Chevelle, 64 Pontiac GTO.

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

4.  A woodcutter has a chain saw that operates at 2700 rpm.  The density of the pine trees in a 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 it take to cut the trees?

5.  If every old refrigerator in the state vented a charge of R-12 simultaneously, what would be the 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 5 children. Can each of the children place a mobile home on the man's land?

8.  A 2-ton truck is overloaded and proceeding 900 yards down a steep grade on a secondary road at 45 mph. The brakes fail. Given the average traffic on secondary roads, what are the chances that it will strike a vehicle that has a muffler?

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

10.  At a reduction in 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?


Rock Chef said...

Excellent! Shall I ask one of our scientists to work on Question 10?

Abby said...

omg, these are too funny! And I don't usually type "omg"! Now I must quickly e-mail these to the husband...

ShadowRun300 said...

Sadly, quite a few of these describe my town and its occupants to a tee. (Not us of course... that's why we don't fit in well.)
Very funny though! Thanks for allowing me a good laugh! :)

meleah rebeccah said...

Aahahahahahhah! Friggen hilarious!