These gaseous observations were made by junior high, high school and
college students around the world. It is truly astonishing what weird
science our young scholars can create under the pressures of time
and grades. From test papers and essays submitted to science and
health teachers, here is a dissertation of loopy, unscientific English:
"When you breath, you inspire. When you do not breath, you expire."
"H2O is hot water, and CO2 is cold water"
"To collect fumes of sulphur, hold a deacon over a flame in a test tube"
"When you smell an oderless gas, it is probably carbon monoxide"
"Nitrogen is not found in Ireland because it is not found in a free state"
"Water is composed of two gins, Oxygin and Hydrogin. Oxygin is pure
gin. Hydrogin is gin and water."
"Three kinds of blood vessels are arteries, vanes and caterpillars."
"Blood flows down one leg and up the other."
"Respiration is composed of two acts, first inspiration, and then
"The moon is a planet just like the earth, only it is even deader."
"Artifical insemination is when the farmer does it to the cow
instead of the bull."
"Dew is formed on leaves when the sun shines down on them and makes
"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
bowls, of which there are five - a, e, i, o, and u."
"The pistol of a flower is its only protections agenst 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 ben 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."
"Many women belive that an alcoholic binge will have no ill effects
on the unborn fetus, but that is a large misconception."
"Equator: A managerie lion running around the Earth through Africa."
"Germinate: To become a naturalized German."
"Liter: A nest of young puppies."
"Magnet: Something you find crawling all over a dead cat."
"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."
"Vacumm: A large, empty space where the pope lives."
More nuggets of scientific wisdom, each one an unretouched classroom classic:
"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 then the body until the
"For drowning: Climb on top of the person and move up and down to
make artifical 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 medical doctor."
"For dog bite: put the dog away for sevral days. If he has not
recovered, then kill it."
"For asphyxiation: Apply artificial respiration until the patient
"To prevent contraception: wear a condominium."
"For head cold: use an agonizer to spray the nose untill it drops
in your throat."
"To keep milk from turning sour: Keep it in the cow."