View Full Version : The Final Exam

05-06-2006, 10:13 PM
At Duke University, there were four sophomores taking Organic
They were doing so well on all the quizzes, midterms and labs,
etc., that each had an "A" so far for the semester.

These four friends were so confident that the weekend before
finals, they decided to go up to the University of Virginia and
party with some friends there. They had a great time, but after all
the hearty partying, they slept all day Sunday and didn't
make it back to Duke until early Monday morning.

Rather than taking the final then, they decided to find their
professor after the final and explain to him why they missed it.
They explained that they had gone to UVA for the weekend with the
plan to come back in time to study, but, unfortunately,
they had a flat tire on the way back, didn't have a spare,
and couldn't get help for a long time. As a result, they
missed the final.

The professor thought it over and then agreed they could make up
the final the following day. The guys were elated and relieved.
They studied that night and went in the next day at the time the
professor had told them. He placed them in separate rooms and
handed each of them a test booklet, and told them to begin.

They looked at the first problem, worth five points.
It was something simple about free radical formation.
"Cool," they thought at the same time, each one in his separate
room, "this is going to be easy."
Each finished the problem and then turned the page.

On the second page was written: (For 95 points):
Which tire?

05-06-2006, 10:50 PM
clever professor

05-07-2006, 08:56 AM
Oh man...(lol). Very clever.

05-07-2006, 09:01 AM
Doah!!! :dang:

Livinginthe past
05-07-2006, 09:31 AM
Cool part about this is that the Duke professor in question, Dr. Bonk, has verified the story.

He said the legend has grown over the years, but the account is basically true.

Come on...Dr. Bonk?

Sounds like someone who has escaped from an Austin Powers movie!


01-12-2007, 11:26 AM
Wasn't Dr Bonk in Marx Bros movies? :flap:

01-12-2007, 01:01 PM

01-12-2007, 01:32 PM
Cool story - that would suck!

01-12-2007, 02:52 PM
When it's linked to a news agency somewhere, I might believe it!