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Old 17 February 2007, 07:19 PM
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Old 18 February 2007, 02:46 PM
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I agree with this one. Unfortunatley some people *don't* check & it leads to an awkard morning with disasterous results

Oh yeah and... to the others
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Old 18 February 2007, 03:42 PM
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I'd like to know if the teacher had any definate proof this wasn't the answer?
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Old 20 February 2007, 03:26 AM
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I'd like to know if the teacher had any definate proof this wasn't the answer?
It's more important for the engineer to have proof, so he could sue his boss

Anyway, it says he thought he had a good idea, so that implies something was wrong with his idea...then again some people think affairs are good ideas.
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Old 20 February 2007, 04:21 AM
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On a slight tangent involving silly answers to test questions...

I once did not sleep well the night before a test (nothing to do with nervousness; I'm just an insomniac). While I was doing the essay portion, I apparently dozed off slightly, and came to a few moments later to find that I had written about a paragraph's worth of material about wolves, which had absolutely nothing to do with the subject of the test.
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Old 18 February 2007, 11:47 PM
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I seriously thought about doing that all through high school, when I had absolutely no idea what the hell was going on. Of course I didn't cause I'd probably get partial credit if I at least tried.
Although I think I may have annoyed my math tutor by doing the above
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Old 19 February 2007, 12:05 AM
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I wrote a similar thing on a General Ecology test. Several factors were working against me: a mind-numbingly boring teacher, my laziness, my lack of studying, and a broken air conditioner that made the room 115 degrees and left me with nothing in mind but getting out of the test as fast as possible. I failed it anyway.

Sadly, I also wrote a similar thing on a Calculus test. It was one of the few questions I answered. IIRC, my final grade was a 23.
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Old 19 February 2007, 12:13 AM
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I'd like to know if the teacher had any definate proof this wasn't the answer?
Especially since the question doesn't provide any information about what the engineer was trying to accomplish. Maybe he was trying to illustrate some ridiculous flaws in the company's procedures and should have been rewarded rather than fired.

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Old 19 February 2007, 12:15 AM
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One student knowing he was bound to fail a test, instead of writing about the phsyics calcuations he was supposed to instead wrote a 3 page essay on his pet goldfish.

I was bored on my history exam, knew I had at least an 80, and filled my last essay question about my quest to discover why the animated LOTR was so horrifically done.
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Old 19 February 2007, 12:21 AM
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For some reason, the elephant one really appeals to me.
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Old 19 February 2007, 12:35 AM
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I love the Batman one and the elephant one. I've done the calculus one with the cat-that answer, I mean.

I love those-too funny!
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Old 08 April 2007, 01:49 PM
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For some reason, the elephant one really appeals to me.

This was my favorite one too. The elephant looked like it was having fun!!!
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Old 19 February 2007, 02:09 AM
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Oh lord, the 'Find X' one made me laugh so much.

I have to take beginning Algebra again (I took it in highschool but failed) before I can continue onto geometry (*grumble*), so we'll see if I have this kind of courage when faced with a difficult question that I can't answer.
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Old 19 February 2007, 03:17 AM
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I think I may use the 'Find X' response in my basic mathematics class (followed closely with "No, really..." and the appropriate math.)

But... probably not, my teacher is rather old-fashioned and wouldn't be amused.
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Old 19 February 2007, 03:43 AM
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When I was in highschool a mate was doing an exam, and just couldn't do it, so he was doodling down the page. He got about halfway, and wrote "I can't do this" on the page and kept doodling. The teacher wrote "But you are having fun" underneath. The reply from the student was: "Sarcastic Bastard!"

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Old 19 February 2007, 05:06 AM
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The elephant one cracked me up.

"No. There is an elephant in the way." Fantastic!
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Old 19 February 2007, 05:34 AM
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I like the elephant one best, too.

We invariably get a few of these kinds of answers during entrance exams but it becomes a problem because some checkers stop every time they find one and pass it around to yuk it up with everyone at the table. This catches on and a few begin to pass around ones that are just barely over the smirkline, even a few that aren't very funny at all. By the middle of the day the supervisor usually has to tell them to knock it off and just mark it no matter how funny it is.
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Old 20 February 2007, 05:33 AM
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This is from the book Found which is an awesome book. I never get tired of it! Anyway, click for a bigger view.




The answer to number fourteen cracks me up.
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Old 20 February 2007, 03:57 PM
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Oh so many years ago (when I was only Mischievous Tinkerbell), I was taking the first test for my basic astronomy course at a community college. One of the questions* was about novas.

I answered the question with great detail, then added: "Or it is a Chevy car."

The professor thought that it was funny. He used it as a possible answer on the final exam.


[*I added jokes where I could on these tests. Being the geek that I am, I knew that I was going to get an A in the class. Using puns and jokes was the challenge. This is the only example that I can remember. I would post the a picture as proof, but the test is fossilizing in a landfill in San Diego.]
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Old 20 February 2007, 05:01 PM
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I added jokes where I could on these tests. Being the geek that I am, I knew that I was going to get an A in the class. Using puns and jokes was the challenge.
In high school Spanish, I found out I could make all sorts of rude/ironic/cynical statements as long as they were in Spanish and the only trouble I got in was if I said it incorrectly. I think the teacher realized that to make the "rude" statement, I would at least have to understand the situation AND come up with a retort, i.e., I was learning Spanish.
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