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Navigation Problem

  1. May 26, 2005 #1
    A helicopter was flying around above Seattle when an electrical malfunction disabled all the navigation and communications equipment. The pilot saw a tall building, flew toward it, circled, drew a handwritten sign saying "Where am I?" and held it in the helicopter's window.

    People in the tall building drew a large sign, and held it in a windows, "You are in a helicopter".

    The pilot smiled, waved, looked at his map, determined the course to steer to Seatac airport and landed safely.

    When his co-pilot asked how the sign had helped, the pilot responded, "I knew that had to be ---??--- building as they gave me a ----????----".

    Fill in the missing parts of the pilots reply?
    Last edited: May 26, 2005
  2. jcsd
  3. May 26, 2005 #2
    Was it "the math institute" (or similar) as they gave him "completely correct, yet completely useless answer"? :)))
  4. May 26, 2005 #3
    Atrus you are correct - I would prefer the "Microsoft Building"
  5. May 26, 2005 #4
    Well, I haven't been to Seattle (yet :) ) and haven't had any contact with any part of MS, so it haven't crossed my mind :)) I heard the variation of the riddle before, but it was more of a joke, with (I think) a guy in a ballon stopping shouting out to find out his location, and he meets a mathematician, a chemist and an engineer... or something. Don't know that joke anymore...
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