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Student's Honest Exam Answer Is Hilarious, Teacher's Response Is Even Better

Honesty is always the best policy. But it doesn't get you any extra marks.

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Redditor DRoss09 shared this image of "the funniest answer someone has put on a test" (according to their biology teacher). It gets credit for its honesty...

"I have to be honest with you, I didn't go over this problem last night and didn't pay attention to it in class yesterday. I do not care about this, I don't even like science. But I do like you and I don't want to ruin our friendship. Since I do not know this, I have a question for you. I just started texting this girl and I know she thinks I'm cute but I don't really know how to start a conversation with so I was wondering if you have any ideas. Well that's all for now Mr. J but we will keep in touch."

...but the teacher's comeback takes it to a different level.

"Impress her by talking about how atmospheric nitrogen can be used to age artifacts. Works for me every time."


(Cosmic rays striking atmospheric nitrogen convert it into carbon-14, which undergoes radioactive decay to carbon-12 at a fixed and known rate, enabling the age of organic materials to be reliably estimated by meauring the ratio of carbon-14 to carbon-12 in them, fyi.)

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