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Date: Thu, 18 Jan 1996 07:41:46 -0500 (EST)
Subject: BLAGUES-L: Science Test excerpts

From: Theriault Alain
From: Marc St-Jacques
From: Catalinus

Subject: Humor: Science Test excerpts

Sometimes both truth and beauty come from the mouth of a child,
and then again sometimes not.  While this is not particularly
germane to any current discussions on the list, I thought all us
professionals could use a bit of a chuckle.  Happy holidays, peace.

High School Science Test Excerpts

Here are some interesting interpretations of nature from test papers
and essays submitted to science and health teachers by junior high,
high school, and college students around the world.

"When you breath, you inspire.  When you do not breath, you

"H2O is hot water, and CO2 is cold water"

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

"When you smell an oderless gas, it is probably carbon monoxide"

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

"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."

"Artifical 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

"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
bowels, of which there are five - a, e, i, o, and u."

"The pistol of a flower is its only protection 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 is."

"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 stops."

"For drowning: Climb on top of the person and move up and down to
make artifical 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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