Why is this man holding up a picture of his own smiling face, out in a field surrounded by students? He wants to make sure nobody gets lost during a fire drill. Once the fire drill is over, everybody will have to go back to their classes, so it makes sense to keep all of the different groups together like that.
Depending on the size of the school, this might not be something that every teacher needs to do, but there are plenty of big schools where this sort of tactic would really come in handy – if we are going to be completely honest.
I Need to Do a Thing
Chloroform is used for many things. It is not just for soaking it into a rag and knocking out intrepid teenage detectives, despite what the Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, and Scooby-Doo told us. It is a solvent, a reagent, an anesthetic, and it also acts as something called a “Lewis acid.”
In fact, using it to knock somebody out takes a good five minutes and requires a good amount of the substance. Not only that, an attacker would have to support the chin in the right way to keep the tongue from blocking the airway. Much harder than it seems.
Doing Things the Old Way
Has this professor ever heard of a laser pointer? The answer is yes, but he also hates them, so he's decided to go in his own direction. His own direction, in case you can not tell, is to attach a foam finger to the end of a fishing pole. We like his style, but there have to be better ways than this - there just has to be.
This guy almost certainly knows his way around chemicals and stuff like that, but just because you're a professor doesn't mean you're super smart. It just means you know a lot about that one thing really well.
The Toughest Question Ever
This is actually the TA of an intense math class, but it might as well be one of the more difficult questions. However, those that were actually in class when they were supposed to be had a much easier time picking the right Asian man out of the pile.
For the record, the correct answer to this question was picture D, at the bottom. The person who supplied this picture had attended every day. Then there is the person who looks at these and worries: “we had a TA?” Just guess at that point. You’ve got a twenty-five percent chance.
Third Grade Teachers Are the Weirdest
You have to at least be a little weird to go into a career where there is a really high chance that a child will make fun of you at some point during literally every day. By the time the kids are in third grade, they have some of their own personality instead of just a baseline child, and it starts to really show itself.
They have not figured out how to keep that personality in check when it is important, which means third-grade teachers get the brunt of it. That, in turn, leads to them doing things like this. So you better watch out.