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    Posted on Jan 8, 2014

    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.

    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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