Redneck Engineering Exam
Calculate the smallest limb diameter on a persimmon tree that will support a 10
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
c. '64 Pontiac GTO
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?
A pulpwood cutter has chain saw that operates at 2700 rpm. The density of the
pine trees in a plot to be harvested is 470 per acre. The lot 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?
If every old refrigerator in the state vented a charge of R-12
simultaneously, what would be the decrease in the ozone layer?
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
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
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?
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?
How many generations will it take before cattle develop two legs shorter than
the others because of grazing along a mountainside?