Exam Paper Blunders An instructor in college (Univ of TX @ Austin) once gave us a review-sheet for an upcoming exam and included the following on the backside. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- THESE ARE ACTUAL EXCERPTS FROM STUDENT SCIENCE EXAM PAPERS: - Charles Darwin was a naturalist who wrote the organ of the species. - Benjamin Franklin produced electricity by rubbing cats backwards. - The theory of evolution was greatly objected to because it made man think. - Three kinds of blood vessels are arteries, vanes and caterpillers. - The dodo is a bird that is almost decent by now. - To remove air from a flask, fill it with water, tip the water out, and put the cork in quick before the air can get back in. - The process of turning steam back into water again is called conversation. - A magnet is something you find crawling all over a dead cat. - The Earth makes one resolution every 24 hours. - The cuckoo bird does not lay his own eggs. - To prevent conception when having intercourse, the male wears a condominium. - To collect fumes of sulfur, hold a deacon over a flame in a test tube. - Parallel lines never meet, unless you bend one or both of them. - Algebraical symbols are used when you do not know what you are talking about. - If conditions are not favorable, bacteria go into a period of adolescence. - Dew is formed on leaves when the sun shines down on them and makes them perspire. - Vegetative propagation is the process by which one individual manufactures another individual by accident. - A super-saturated solution is one that holds more than it can hold. - A triangle which has an angle of 135 degrees is called an obscene triangle. - Blood flows down one leg and up the other. - A person should take a bath once in the summer, and not quite so often in the winter. - The hookworm larve enter the human body through the soul. - When you haven't got enough iodine in your blood you get a glacier. - It is a well-known fact that a deceased body harms the mind. - Humans are more intelligent than beasts because the human branes have more convulsions. - For fainting: rub the person's chest, or if a lady, rub her arm above the hand instead. - For fractures: to see if the limb is broken, wiggle it gently back and forth. - For dog bite: put the dog away for several days. If he has not recovered, then kill it. - For nosebleed: put the nose much lower than the body.