Genuine Exam Responses from Students

A student in a science class wrote, ``The universe is a giant orgasm.'' At the end of the student's essay, the teacher riposted, ``Your answer gives new meaning to the Big Bang Theory."

Here are some other statements from tests:

 - Many dead animals of the past changed to fossils while others
   preferred to be oil.

 - All animals were here before mankind.  The animals lived peacefully
   until mankind came along and made roads, houses, hotels, and condoms.

 - Marie Curie did her research at the Sore Buns Institute in France.

 - Men are mammals and women are femammals.

 - Proteins are composed of a mean old acid.

 - Involuntary muscles are not as willing as voluntary ones.

 - Cadavers are dead bodies that have donated themselves to science.
   This procedure is called gross anatomy.

 - The earth makes a resolution every 24 hours.

 - A circle is a figure with no corners and only one side.

 - Genetics explains why you look like your father and if you don't, why
   you should.

 - Water is composed of two gins, Oxygin and Hydrogin.  Oxygin is pure
   gin. Hydrogin is gin and water.

 - When oxygen combines with anything, heat is given off. This is known
   as constipation.

 - The hookworm larva enters the body through the soul.

 - Some people say we condescended from apes.

 - If conditions are not favorable, bacteria go into a period of

 - When you breath, you inspire. When you do not breath, you expire.

 - H2O is hot water, and CO2 is cold water

 - To collect fumes of sulphur, hold a deacon over a flame in a test tube

 - When you smell an odorless gas, it is probably carbon monoxide

 - Three kinds of blood vessels are arteries, vanes and caterpillars.

 - Blood flows down one leg and up the other.

 - Respiration is composed of two acts, first inspiration, and then

 - The moon is a planet just like the earth, only it is even deader.

 - Artificial insemination is when the farmer does it to the cow instead
   of the bull.

 - Dew is formed on leaves when the sun shines down on them and makes
   them perspire.

 - A super-saturated solution is one that holds more than it can hold.

 - Mushrooms always grow in damp places and so they look like umbrellas.

 - The body consists of three parts- the brainium, the borax and the
   abominable cavity. The brainium contains the brain, the borax contains
   the heart and lungs, and the abominable cavity contains the bowls, of
   which there are five - a, e, i, o, and u.

 - The pistol of a flower is its only protections against insects.

 - The alimentary canal is located in the northern part of Indiana.

 - The skeleton is what is left after the insides have been taken out and
   the outsides have been taken off. The purpose of the skeleton is
   something to hitch meat to.

 - A permanent set of teeth consists of eight canines, eight cuspids, two
   molars, and eight cuspidors.

 - The tides are a fight between the Earth and moon. All water tends
   towards the moon, because there is no water in the moon, and nature
   abhors a vacuum. I forget where the sun joins in this fight.

 - A fossil is an extinct animal. The older it is, the more extinct it

 - Equator: A managerie lion running around the Earth through Africa.

 - Germinate: To become a naturalized German.

 - Liter: A nest of young puppies.

 - Magnet: Something you find crawling all over a dead cat.

 - Momentum: What you give a person when they are going away.

 - Planet: A body of Earth surrounded by sky.

 - Rhubarb: A kind of celery gone bloodshot.

 - Vacuum: A large, empty space where the pope lives.

 - Before giving a blood transfusion, find out if the blood is
   affirmative or negative.

 - To remove dust from the eye, pull the eye down over the nose.

 - For a nosebleed: Put the nose much lower then the body until the heart

 - For drowning: Climb on top of the person and move up and down to make
   artificial perspiration.

 - For fainting: Rub the person's chest or, if a lady, rub her arm above
   the hand instead. Or put the head between the knees of the nearest
   medical doctor.

 - For dog bite: put the dog away for several days. If he has not
   recovered, then kill it.

 - For asphyxiation: Apply artificial respiration until the patient is

 - For head cold: use an agonizer to spray the nose until it drops in
   your throat.

 - To keep milk from turning sour: Keep it in the cow.
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