These engineering and
science tech-centric jokes,
song parodies, anecdotes and assorted humor have been collected from friends and
websites across the Internet. I check back occasionally for new fodder, but it
seems all the old content is reappearing all over (like this is). The humor is light-hearted and
clean and sometimes slightly assaultive to the easily-offended, so you are forewarned. It is all workplace-safe.
This is another
item that appeared in the December edition of a local publication from
The Good Life Press.
The Missed Exam
Introductory Chemistry was taught at Duke University for many years by professor
Bonk. One year, two guys took the class and did pretty well on all the quizzes and
mid-terms - so much so that going into the final, they each had a solid A. These
two friends were so confident going into the final that the weekend before finals
week, despite the Chemistry final being on Monday, they decided to go to the University
of Virginia to party with some friends.
They did this and had a great time. However, with their hangovers and tiredness,
they overslept all day Sunday and didn't make it back to Duke until early Monday
morning. Rather than taking the final then, they found professor Bonk after the
final and explained to him how they missed the final. They told him they went up
to the University of Virginia for the weekend and had planned to come back in time
to study, but they had a flat tire on the way back and didn't have a spare. They
couldn't fix it for a long time and were late getting back to campus.
Bonk thought this over and agreed they could take the final the following day.
The two guys, elated and relieved, studied that night and went in the next day at
the time that Bonk had told them. He placed them in separate rooms and handed each
of them a test booklet. He told them to begin.
They looked at the first problem which was something simple about molarity and
solutions; it was worth 5 points. "Cool," they thought, "this is going to be an
easy final." They then turned the page. They were unprepared, however, for what
they saw on it. The question contained only two words: (95 points) Which tire?
Posted December 26, 2013