Submitted by: heartx3jess 10 years ago in
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Well duh.
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Male 1,403
cookii i do have to say that was a very good story. very long, but very good.
Male 1,793
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Male 153
Cookii. Great story. Really good stuff. Thanks for the post.
Female 85
The simplest answers are usually wrong.
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Male 516
@ Cookii:

This story is GREAT!
I have to do something like that one day!

Male 516
I would give him an A for this answer
Female 1,299
the two values of g, the height of the building,in principle, can be calculated." "On this same tact, you could take the barometer to the top of the building,attach a long rope to it, lower it to just above the street, and then swing it as a pendulum. You could then calculate the height of the building by the period of the precession". "Finally," he concluded, "there are many other ways of solving the problem.Probably the best," he said, "is to take the barometer to the basement and knock on the superintendent`s door. When the superintendent answers, you speak to him as follows: `Mr. Superintendent, here is a fine barometer. If you will tell me the height of the building, I will give you this barometer." At this point, I asked the student if he really did not know the conventional answer to this question. He admitted that he did, but said that he was fed up with high school and college instructors trying to teach him how to think.
Female 1,299
,the height of a tall building with the aid of a barometer. For example, you could take the barometer out on a sunny day and measure the height of the barometer, the length of its shadow, and the length of the shadow of the building,and by the use of simple proportion, determine the height of the building."Fine," I said, "and others?" "Yes," said the student, "there is a very basic measurement methodyou will like. In this method, you take the barometer and begin to walk up the stairs. As you climb the stairs, you mark off the length of the barometer along the wall. You then count the number of marks, and this will give you the height of the building in barometer units." "A very direct method." "Of course. If you want a more sophisticated method, you can tie the barometer to the end of a string, swing it as a pendulum, and determine the value of g at the street level and at the top of the building. From the difference between the tw
Female 1,299
another try. I gave the student six minutes to answer the question with the warning that the answer should show some knowledge of physics. At the end of five minutes, he had not written anything. I asked if he wished to give up, but he said he had many answers to this problem; he was just thinking of the best one. I excused myself for interrupting him and asked him to please go on. In the next minute, he dashed off his answer which read: "Take the barometer to the top of the building and lean over the edge of the roof. Drop the barometer, timing its fall with a stopwatch.Then, using the formula x=0.5*a*t^^2, calculate the height of the building." At this point, I asked my colleague if he would give up. He conceded,and gave the student almost full credit. While leaving my colleague`s office, I recalled that the student had said that he had other answers to the problem,so I asked him what they were. "Well," said the student, "there are many ways of getting the he
Female 1,299
good story i found

Some time ago I received a call from a colleague. He was about to give a student a zero for his answer to a physics question, while the student claimed a perfect score. The instructor and the student agreed to an impartial arbiter, and I was selected.I read the examination question: "SHOW HOW IT IS POSSIBLE TO DETERMINE THE HEIGHT OF A TALL BUILDING WITH THE AID OF A BAROMETER." The student had answered, "Take the barometer to the top of the building, attach a long rope to it,lower it to the street, and then bring it up, measuring the length of the rope. The length of the rope is the height of the building." The student really had a strong case for full credit since he had really answered the question completely and correctly! On the other hand, if full credit were given, it could well contribute to a high grade in his physics course and to certify competence in physics, but the answer did not confirm this. I suggested that the student have ano

Female 8
I laughed so hard I had to wipe tears. Thanks for the laugh.
Male 732
He should have got points for that!
Male 460
you could do that...
Male 24
lol i like cheese†
Female 57
woah. that dude is ttly smart.... ass.
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Male 629
Well duh.
Female 49
that`s what i`d do... xD
Female 857
If I were the teacher; I would`ve given him the marks, because it really is right.
Female 135
ummm when they say u can`t look directly at the chromomsomes and there is a lack of cytogilical (sp?) evidence i believe that means there will be no testes to determine the gender...most animals when firt born do not show testes..
Female 190
People keep answering, "He got the question right!"

The question says: What kitten COLOR would you look for.

It doesn`t say what traits would you look for. It doesn`t say how would you know. He did not answer the question right, regardless if he could figure out if it was female that way.

Part of the reason we make students do complicated problems like this is a) would you want your doctor unable to figure out complicated problems? and b) If you can`t critically read and answer the question CORRECTLY, than you are no good to society for 99% of jobs.

Male 593
Lol well... that IS a valid method... why running through a DNA analysis if you can just go look by yourself?
Female 1,065
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Male 284
Good answer in any case, what I will never understand why they will not accept these answers when they are obivously correct and much more simple than that damn cross trait table thing we where learned 9th grade and never used again
Male 308
That was funny, but of course it`s wrong. As far as I know, Vagina isn`t a color...if I`m wrong, I REALLY don`t want to know. lol
Male 1,725
xactly lol
Male 506
^^ Could have been a bonus question in a Jr. High school class. YOu have to know the whole story before going beserk their!!!!!!!!
Female 2,552
That question was eight points?
Female 535
the answer was actually chinese checkers
Male 506
Why is This posted at 4:00 not 2:00?
Male 946
um bout 3 of the ones on that link have already been posted on IAB Eisforpants. it was still hilarious tho!!!
Female 170
EisforPANTS: that`s amazing...
Male 876
Hmmmmm... Not quite sure... YEP! That`s correct.
Female 25
Uhh i`m pretty sure the question ment before the kittens were born
Male 205
He got it right, didn`t he?
Male 147
This question is asking like how can you see if it`s a girl without having any tools to see if it`s a girl
Female 50
"Like all things Spanish, it is dangerous"-That`s flippin great.
Female 28
^^HILARIOUS!!! lol
thanks for sharing that..
Male 615

Here`s MY link which was apparently not up to IAB`s standard, even though it has more stuff.

The one about the elephant kills me!

Female 74
I thought it was a good answer. I also like when you study the earth`s origins, and on the test the teacher asks "How was the earth created" or something like that. They should ask, "According to so-and-so, how was the earth created?" I know so many Christians who answer these questions according to their beliefs, because the teachers fail to take into account that what they`re teaching are THEORIES, not actual facts. Personally, I would check the cat for a vagina. Why make it more complicated? When`s the last time you saw a trannie cat?
Female 854
OMG THST WAS JUST WOW 10 STARS!
Female 655
lolerz
Male 98
thats actually very true
Female 1,134
lol smartasses are awesomely funny
Female 199
lmfao nice
Male 4,680
mmmmm the simplicity.
Female 221
the student has a point you know...
Male 81
That chin thing bucks salls. Answer is pretty logical, I wonder what my biology teacher would have to say about that.
Male 193
Zygomaticus is so GHEY. Brilliant answer though
Female 163
Oh my god, I just finished the most irritating genetics course ever! This post fills me with fricken` joy!
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Male 39
lol reminds me off the maths questions ones "find x" "its here!"

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Male 242
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Male 1,024
EisforPANTS: my suggested links have been REPEATEDLY denied. And they`ve never been posted here before (I checked). And they were good links, not crap.
And so I posted the links in comments. And then some 13-17yo girl submits one of my links. And guess what? It makes the cut.

the decision makers at IAB have fookin mysterious criteria for links.

And BTW, IAB, I am SICK of bad games and cheesy youtube posts. Is this just a youtube aggregator?

Male 1,024
I don`t think I`d know the actual answer even if i was a geneticist.
The most convoluted question ever?
Male 756
chibipluto - if no one before you had stopped to learn the complicated math problems, they would never have known how to invent a calculator.
Math at this level is not for everyone (certainly not for me), but for us to move to the next level, I would suspect you have to learn at the next level (i.e. Pentium 1, to 2, to 3, to 4, to 5, etc.).

It`s called progress (not evolution). Somebody`s got to progress to the next level; us that are incapable of that depend on those that are.

Male 66
WHY would you need to know whether it`s a boy or a girl without being able to check?
Male 34
EisforPANTS makes a good point. I already saw plenty of funny test answer posts. I submitted a game and instead of posting that, all I`ve seen is repetitions of old listing they say they`re not accepting... :(
Female 56
Sad thing is, school is supposed to prepare you to deal with life. But then it just teaches you to make problems so much more complicated than they have to be. Like learning all the steps to certain math problems when calculators are a couple of bucks - it`s a waste of brain space.
Male 285
^^ why not post the link here?
Male 615
Oh my god...I posted a site that had this along with like 7 others and it didn`t get posted...IAB IS RUN BY NAZIS!!!

Anyway that makes me laugh. I`m gonna use it if I ever see that question haha

Male 1,263
haha very smaaaaaaaaaaaart
Male 147
lol smart
Male 74
After a horror blind date I`ve made it my life`s work to check for vaginas. That would have been my answer.
Male 4,246
Just like real life, checking for a vagina is not always an option.
Female 1,001
i think the answer is Dog
Male 50
It`s been a while since I did high school biology... the answer is supposed to be "calico", right?
Female 327
I think his answer was spot on. Why make life complicated when it can be that simple??
Female 1,578