Tims Chemistry Exam
Some time in the early '00s, a student named Tim sat a chemistry exam he didn't need to pass and uploaded the ensuing hilarity to the internet in the form of a series of scans which can now be found here.
Tim's Chemistry Exam provides examples of:
- Alien Invasion: "Damn aliens are responsible for everything weird thats going on around here."
- Alien Abduction: They're always trying to kidnap all the argon.
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: On the "name the compounds" question, the answer for A was methyl bromide, an actual compound though not the actual answer to the question. B, C and D were the chemical equivalent of E = MC Hammer. E was... penguin.
- Artistic License – Chemistry: Everything.
- Buffy Speak: The word "stuff" is used a lot, as in "When stuff is heated, it can do stuff by itself without doing stuff to stuff around it."
- Deadpan Snarker: Tim himself, judging by some of the answers.
- E = MC Hammer: Any and every mathematical question.
- Everything's Better with Penguins: There is actually a compound called penguinone, but whether Tim knew this is unclear.
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin
- Genius Bonus: Though you don't have to have studied chemistry to get the joke, knowing the real answers lets you see just how wrong Tim's answers were.
- God: Made it that way, apparently.
- Just for Pun: "Q: What type of attractive force or bond holds the sodium ions and chloride ions together in a crystal of sodium chloride? A: James Bond."
- Loophole Abuse: "Q: Explain the shape of the graph. A: Its curvy, with a higher bit at the end and a rather aesthetically pleasing slope downwards..."
- Shaped Like Itself: "The reaction between chlorine and methane is a substitution reaction" means that "there is a substitution reaction when there is a reaction between chlorine and methane".
- The Sixties: When snakes were last trendy, apparently.
- A Wizard Did It: "God made it that way."
- Word Salad Humour: "Jellybean, soup, doorhandle".
- Wrong Genre Savvy: "That would be a good reason to put it in the question."
- Artistic License – Physics