A contest like many others, yet one of the silliest ones has to be the one created by Dr. Kit Chapman of Falmouth University. He decided that since people think scientists deal with strange and exciting experiments all day — why not have some fun with it? People took silly photos with even sillier captions, and a winner was eventually crowned!
Popular Photo of the Contest
We’ve all heard about the chicken and the egg question, haven’t we? Scientists today are pondering if the chicken came first or the egg! There are many theories and hypotheses, but neither one has been made 100% credible over the years. Be that as it may— it became a popular source for photography! It’s quite ridiculous to look at a silly photo with a scientist staring at a chicken!
Scientists Have Fun Too
Can you imagine a scientist sitting on the grass trying to listen to the Earth’s pulse with a stethoscope or pouring liquids into test tubes all day? Believe it or not, those were some of the photos entered in the contest! People found such concepts to be such a silly notion that they thought them worthy of entering to make people laugh and enjoy a few moments away from mundane life!
The point of Dr. Kit’s contest was to have people working their imaginations to devise funny photos of what they think scientists do — it was all in the name of fun. People got even more creative with some of the captions, and viewers went wild trying to pick the best one to crown as the winner! Once the voting was in, the doctor did, in fact, submit a winner! Anyone who caught the entire thing on time could vote for the photo they found to be most refreshing, silly, and fun to look at!
A Teacher Has Created a Trick Exam Question to Find Cheaters
One teacher was so sick of his students using their mobile phones to get the answers for his exam that he devised a plan to catch the cheaters. The trick turned out great results, as he caught 14 students by planting an impossible question.
An Exam Question With a Planted Answer Online Sprung the Trap
In the days before smartphones, cheaters had to get creative to sneak answers into the exam and avoid the watchful gaze of the teacher. However, in modern times, the iPhone or any other device could easily be connected to the Internet and supply cheaters with the answers they need to go through an exam. So, one teacher figured that modern problems required modern solutions and got to work to catch the students who were cheating on his exam. The genius plan involved adding an impossible question to a test and planting the fake answer online. So, anyone who would answer the question using the planted answer would definitely have cheated by looking for it online.
The Answer Was Posted by a Teaching Assistant Who Was in on the Ploy
The teacher posted the answer to the bogus question on a website where students go for help with answering exam questions. While they believed the teacher knew nothing about the site, they were wrong, and he was ahead of them. So, when the exam was over, students who’d answered using the fake answer were emailed and told they’d been caught. The students then took to Reddit to explain how the teacher made part B impossible to solve and set up the scheme about a month before the final.
Apparently, the teacher got a teaching assistant who had an account on the website to ask the question, which was distinctly worded and unique. The teacher then created his account, answering the question with a fake solution that was correct at first glance but was ultimately wrong. The clever trick worked, and out of the 99 students who were taking the exam, 14 used the fake answer the teacher had created.