A perfect aim for the perfect score! (Source: Patrick Tighe / Twitter)
How cool it would be to get top grades by just winning a bet with your teacher? Yes, betting a teacher to give one high grade is one thing, but to give top grades to the entire class is definitely a very big deal. But if you win it, you are so surely the rockstar.
This is exactly what happened at the Ohio State University recently. A student, Vinny Forte, managed to get top marks for his entire class in their organic chemistry exam. The professor had thrown a paper ball during the class, which had landed on a girl in the gallery. According to tweets that followed the incident, the teacher then bet the class that if anyone can manage to through the paper ball into the dustbin, they’d all get full marks in the upcoming quiz. Of course, this was probably said with zero expectation of someone managing to actually do it.
The girl promptly handed over the paper to Forte, once she found out what was at stake. Both were at the back of the room; he was up on the balcony, so one can quickly gauge the distance and height calculation.
What happened next blew everyone’s mind completely. A video posted on Twitter by one his classmate, recording the entire episode since then has gone viral. The tweet has been liked over 200,000 times, at time of writing. Sadly, his classmate, who posted the video got his name wrong then.
The video shows Forte aiming for the bin at one try achieving what he said. The entire class is seen cheering and applauding (surely they were celebrating their full score in the exam!)
One of Forte’s classmates confirmed to Reddit that the teacher kept his word. “The actual promise was that there would be no quiz, expecting that the shot would miss. Instead, he decided that we still had to take it, but it was based on participation.’ i.e. everyone got full marks for just taking part.”
S/o to Benny for making this shot and getting the entire lecture an automatic 100 on our first ochem quiz pic.twitter.com/nmYJ34DjdM
— rachel brown ✧･ﾟ: * (@yo_rochelle) September 2, 2016
Don’t you wish you were in that class, now?