I am so glad everyone loved the last post. And also glad people did not find me weird for finding humor in it. The last paragraph was the kicker! I also just wanted to thank everyone for commenting on my blog so religiously, this would have been a very tedious project without you guys. I also wanted to say that this project has been a great experience and it is about time a class project can be fun and interesting. I learned so much not only about Urban Legends but also a lot about other people and their hobbies and lives. It was a great way to get to know your class mates! With final exams on the horizon, I figured this would be a great legend for everyone to ponder! Maybe we should not blow off our work until the day before?
A story frequently heard around the dorm rooms and coffee houses where college students hang out, detailing an action generally attributed to a famous Dartmouth professor (who is so famous I can't remember his name right now)...
Two students decide to go skiing for the weekend, and are having such a good time they decide to blow off the (calculus, I believe) exam that they have scheduled for Monday morning in order to get some final runs in before they head back to school. They decide to tell the prof that they got a flat tire and therefore deserve to take the exam at a rescheduled time.
Hearing the story, said professor agrees that it really was just bad luck, and of course they can take the exam later. At the appointed time, the prof greets them and places them in two separate rooms to take the exam.
The few questions on the first page are worth a minor 10% of the overall grade, and are quite easy. Each student grows progressively confident as they take the test, sure that they have gotten away with fooling the professor.
However, when they turn to the second page they discover that they really haven't.
The only question on the page, worth 90% of the exam, reads: "Which tire?"
This is a funny legend, that I totally believe could be true! I have known some professors to do things like this to catch students in a lie, so this would not surprise me!
This legend was obtained from: http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/blflattire.htm