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Funny Exam Answers are photographs of humorous responses to questions on student tests that typically obfuscate or misinterpret the intended meaning.
The earliest known funny exam answers posted online were highlighted on the BBC News Lancanshire blog on August 28th, 2002, which cited a reader named Sam as the source of the answers.
- Monotony means being married to the same person for all your life.
- Use the word “judicious” in a sentence to show you understand its meaning – "Hands that judicious can be as soft as your face..
- How important are elections to a democratic society? – Sex can only happen when a male gets an election
- What is Britain’s highest award for valour in war?
- What’s a Hindu?
It lays eggs
- Name the four seasons
Salt, mustard, pepper, vinegar
- What changes happen to your body as you age?
When you get old, so do your bowels and you get inter-continental
- What guarantees may a mortgage company insist on? They’ll insist you’re well endowed if you’re buying a house
- What is a co-operative? It’s a kind of shop that is not as dear as places like Marks and Spencer
- What is artificial respiration commonly known as?
The Kiss of Death
- What are steroids?
Things for keeping the carpet on the stairs
- What is a common treatment for a badly bleeding nose? Circumcision
- “I’ve said goodbye to my boyhood, now I’m looking forward to my adultery.”
- “I always know when its time to get up when I hear my mother sharpening the toast.”
- “Christians go on pilgrimage to Lord’s.”
- “A major disease associated with smoking is premature death.”
- “The equator is a menagerie lion running around the earth through Africa.”
- “Artificial insemination is when the farmer does it to the cow instead of the bull.”
- “Cows produce large amounts of methane, so the problem could be solved by fitting them with catalytic converters.”
- “The process of flirtation makes water safe to drink because it removes large pollutants like grit, sand, dead sheep and canoeists.”
- “The moon is a planet just like the earth, only it is even deader”
- “Dew is formed on leaves when the sun shines down on them and makes them perspire.”
- “A super-saturated solution is one that holds more than it can hold.”
- “Mushrooms always grow in damp places and so they look like umbrellas.”
- “The body consists of three parts – the brainium, the borax and the abominable cavity. The brainium contains the brain, the borax contains
the heart and lungs, and the abominable cavity contains the bowels, of which there are five – a, e, i, o and u.”
- “Momentum: What you give a person when they are going away.”
- “Planet: A body of earth surrounded by sky.”
- “Rhubarb: A kind of celery gone bloodshot.”
- “Before giving a blood transfusion find out if the blood is affirmative or negative.”
- “To remove dust from the eye, pull the eye down over the nose.”
- “For a nosebleed: put the nose much lower than the body until the heart stops.”
- “For drowning: climb on top of the person and move up and down to make Artificial Perspiration.”
“For Fainting: Rub the person’s chest or, if a lady, rub her arm above the hand instead. Or put the head between the knees of the nearest
- “To prevent contraception: wear a condominium.”
- “For head cold: use an agonizer to spray the nose until it drops in your throat.”
- “To keep milk from turning sour: keep it in the cow.”
- “The pistol of a flower is its only protection against insects.”
- “The alimentary canal is located in the northern part of Indiana.”
- “The skeleton is what is left after the insides have been taken out and the outsides have been taken off. The purpose of the skeleton is
something to hitch meat to.”
- “A permanent set of teeth consists of eight canines, eight cuspids, two molars, and eight cuspidors.”
- “The tides are a fight between the Earth and Moon. All water tends towards the moon, because there is no water in the moon, and nature abhors a vacuum. I forget where the sun joins in this fight.”
- “A fossil is an extinct animal. The older it is, the more extinct it is.”
On May 19th, 2004, Red and White KOP Forums member Roger reposted many of the same answers from the BBC blog post in a thread claiming they were collected from the previous year’s General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) exam in Swindon, England. On November 30th, 2005, Blogspot user JustSomeGibberish highlighted several pictures of funny exam answers (shown below).
On June 12th, 2006, Snopes Forums member Midgard_Dragon posted a thread questioning the authenticity off an email forward containing purported funny exam answers. On January 24th, 2007, eBaum’s World user ebaum uploaded a picture of a math exam question with an elephant drawn on the visual aid (shown below).
On February 15th, 2009, the exam answer photo site FunnyExam was launched, which collected upwards of 450 submissions in the next six years. On March 9th, a photograph of a math exam answer joking that a woman’s gender prevented her from providing being correct was submitted to the 4chan image archive Chan4chan (shown below).
On May 31st, 2010, a Facebook page titled “Funny Exam Answers” was launched, which highlights notable examples of funny exam answer photographs. On December 1st, 2011, Redditor madcowrocks submitted a picture of a test question asking for “an example of a risk” to the /r/funny subreddit, where it gathered more than 10,900 up votes and 440 comments prior to being archived (shown below).
On September 5th, 2012, CollegeHumor posted a compilation of joke test answers titled “13 Pictures of Smart-Ass Answers.” On May 19th, 2013, Redditor allenme213 posted a picture of a young child’s answer to a question about earning money at home to /r/funny, gaining over 25,700 up votes and 400 comments prior to being archived (shown below).
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