The man on television told me to stay tuned. It wouldn't be fair to the other Beautiful People. I'm building a real 747 from a kit. I did my own thing and now I've got to undo it. I have to check the freshness dates on my dairy products. I'm attending the opening of my garage door. I'm converting my calendar watch from Julian to Gregorian. I've come down with a really horrible case of something or other. My plot to take over the world is thickening. I have to fulfill my potential. It's too close to the turn of the century. I have some real hard words to look up in the dictionary. I changed the lock on my door and now I can't get out. I'm uncomfortable when I'm alone or with others. I promised to help a friend fold road maps. I'm trying to be less popular. I have to study for a blood test. I have to rotate my crops. I prefer to remain an enigma. I'm trying to see how long I can go without saying yes.
My friend George, an ex-Marine Aviator, wanted to show-off his new twin engine plane. I was riding along as he put it through its paces. Suddenly, we were caught in a violent thunderstorm, with lightning crashing all around us, we lost the radio and most of the instruments.
As we were being tossed around in the sky, George said, "Shoot!" Fearing the worst, I asked, "What's wrong now?" George replied, "I got the hiccups. Do something to scare me."
As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother's womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things. --Ecclesiastes 11
The very first interactive computer game was built in 1958 by Willy Higinbotham, a researcher at the Brookhaven National Lab. He used an analog computer and a tiny, five-inch (13 cm) circular screen.
The screen showed an upside down "T", with a moving dot that bounced like a tennis ball under the influence of gravity. Each player could hit the "ball" by pressing a button, and could control the angle of the hit by turning a knob. The screen was a side view of a tennis court, and the ball's path was modeled complete with gravity and friction.
Higginbotham's simple game was the first to use a computer and a graphic display. It was not a true video game, because it used an analog oscilloscope display instead of a video screen. His machine was soon disassembled, but it was the seed for what later became a huge industry.
Pong, the first commercially successful video game: http://www.classicgaming.com/museum/pong.shtml
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? A) '66 Ford Fairlane _____ B) '69 Chevrolet Chevelle _____|LI|_\\__ C) '64 Pontiac GTO [ _ [^ _ `) D) '74 Gremlin `"""(_)"""""(_)~
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 pulpwood cutter 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 Budweiser Tall-Boys 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 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 pulpwood truck is overloaded and proceeding down a steep grade on a secondary road at 45 mph. The brakes fail. Given the average traffic loading of secondary roads, how many people will swerve to avoid the truck before it crashes at the bottom of the mountain? For extra credit, how many of the vehicles that swerved will have mufflers and uncracked windshields?
9. A Coal Mine 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. How many generations will it take before cattle develop two legs shorter than the others because of grazing along a mountainside?
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