Throw In A Bell-Curve-Ball

| Learning | February 2, 2016

(We’re in Statistics class, a subject known for being quite difficult and which most people struggle with. We’ve just gotten our midterm marks back and our professor is talking to us about it.)

Professor: “So, I’ll start off with the bad news: 90% of you failed the exam.”

(The class groans and the professor goes on.)

Professor: “Now, this has never happened to any of my classes before, but I can’t have so many students failing the midterm. So what I’m going to do is bell curve the marks. You all know what a bell curve looks like – actually, you don’t, because most of you failed.”

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