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Friday, September 22, 2006

Does not exist

A philosophy professor walks in to give his class their final. Placing his chair on his desk the professor instructs the class, "Using every applicable thing you've learned in this course, prove to me that this chair DOES NOT EXIST."

So, pencils are writing and erasers are erasing, students are preparing to embark on novels proving that this chair doesn't exist, except for one student. He spends thirty seconds writing his answer, then turns his final in to the astonishment of his peers.

Time goes by, and the day comes when all the students get their final grades ... and to the amazement of the class, the student who wrote for thirty seconds gets the highest grade in the class.

His answer to the question: "What chair?"

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André Somers said...

A real anecdote is the following:
During a Dutch highschool final exam, an essay was to be written on on the question "What is nerve?" (in Dutch: "Wat is lef?"). A student wrote as his answer essay: "This is nerve." ("Dit is lef.") and left it at that. He received a 9 (on a scale of 1 to 10, probably something like an A- I guess.)