Sunday, February 07, 2010

Annals of Fun: Exam Howlers

On a medical school examination, students were asked: What is a fibula? To which one replied: "A little lie". Another question asked, What happens to a boy during puberty? and an answer came back: "He says goodbye to his childhood and enters adultery". [...]

Even religion has its moments. [...] [A student] offered the profound thought that "unlike drink and drugs, there's no recovery from religion''.

From Geoff Maslen's column in University World News. But, the author says, some are more than howlers; the students may be mocking the examiners! For example:

... [T]he comment that "Jaws was the worst public relations exercise that sharks ever had'' is no blooper. Nor is the observation that "If you feed a cow sunflower seeds you get poly-unsaturated milk".