During a gale a maypole was broken in such a manner that it struck the ground at a distance twenty feet from the base of the pole.
It was repaired and later broke a second time at a point five feet lower. This time it struck the ground thirty-five feet from the base.
What was the original height of the pole?
(In reply to Mayday! Mayday!
The wikipedia article on the maypole shows one in Munich (the second depicted pole) that looks about that height.
Posted by Charlie
on 2006-05-02 14:24:04