Student Bloopers #4

Walter Boeger wboeger at BIO.UFPR.BR
Mon May 29 16:26:10 CDT 2000

> Not that everyone will agree with me, but most of what I've seen posted
> recently has barely made me crack a smile.
>         James

Perhaps this one may (excuse me my English).

On a Botany Lab classroom at my university (last week), where the students
had to prepare temporary mountings of hand-made sections between glass slide
and coverslip.

Student: "I am sick and tired of trying to make this slide...all of the ones
I made end up with lots of bubbles!"

Professor:  "Try putting the slide at 45ยบ and then dropping it carefully on
the drop of water"

Student:  "GEE, professor, it is already difficult enough to make these
slides and you still want us to warm up the coverslip before putting it on
the section...that's too much for me!"


Walter A. Boeger, Ph.D.
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