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Question #91199 posted on 04/27/2018 5:14 p.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

I have a story I remember but can't find using all my Google-fu. It's about finals (oddly). It goes something like this: At some university, students are complaining that their professor is out of touch with current events. The professor overhears, and on their next exam, all of the answers are 42 (I think this was set in the 80s). They are all impressed, until the professor explains that if you solved any question using a common misconception, the answer would be 42. mic drop.

Have any of you heard this story?

-I really hope this doesn't happen


Dear you,

It would appear as though this story has been lost to the depths of the internet. If any readers are familiar with the tale, please leave a correction.


posted on 04/28/2018 8:52 p.m.
Do you read the Strange Quark comic strip by Dallin S. Durfee (a physics professor at BYU)? I think this was the plot of a few of his strips. Problem is, he's got the archives locked for anything more than a year old so I can't check for you. But if you reach out to him on the comic's Facebook page, he'll probably help you out.

-The Exquisite