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08 March 2005 @ 06:59 am
Subliminate much?  
This week is state standardized testing for us on the East Coast, and yesterday we had the science portion of the test. I was filling in the little multiple choice bubbles, la-dee-da, when, lo and behold, I come upon a question that sounds similar to this:

"Hundreds of years ago, alchemists tried to make common base metals into gold and silver. Why is this impossible?"

ALCHEMY! I spazzed out. I do believe that the NJ Board of Education watches FMA; otherwise, why would they include that particular question? Sublimate much, NJBOE?

(I would also like to add that in one of my open ended, I managed to sneak in some FMA: ".....thus, explaining that which is lost. Not exactly stand-outtish and very subliminal, but it amused me nonetheless that I could manage to sneak FMA in there.)
 
 
Feria: [Hagaren] Edwardwithout_reason on March 8th, 2005 06:10 am (UTC)
Fullmetal Alchemist revolves around alchemy; Alchemy does not revolve around Fullmetal Alchemist... ><;
ACacdragonmaster on March 8th, 2005 06:29 am (UTC)
I couldn't agree more. -_-;;;
a fangirl: hughes being hughes (rainyd)treesock on March 8th, 2005 08:14 am (UTC)
Amen sista/brotha. XD

I'm sick of these posts. x_x
Feria: [SH2] Sakiwithout_reason on March 8th, 2005 04:52 pm (UTC)
I'm a girl~ XD;
a fangirltreesock on March 8th, 2005 05:14 pm (UTC)
You never can be sure on the internets.

*shifty look*
Feria: [SO3] Monieswithout_reason on March 8th, 2005 05:20 pm (UTC)
*gasp* How did you know?! ;-;
Ellyellyrianna on March 8th, 2005 03:42 pm (UTC)
XP Well excuuuuuse me. I was just having fun.
Feria: [SO3] Monieswithout_reason on March 8th, 2005 04:52 pm (UTC)
For the record, I studied the history of alchemy in one of my humanities classes. >:3 I had an test revolving around Paracelsus, also known as Hohenheim. ;D
josefphe on March 8th, 2005 06:47 am (UTC)
I had an Alchemy question the last time I took the SATs... I chuckled, but I wasn't that surprised or anything.
liquidsphere on March 8th, 2005 06:49 am (UTC)
Alchemy in this world was a form of chemistry. They mixed all sorts of things to make lead turn into gold, the successful alchemists just managed to plate lead with gold, or discover something completely new and different. (Or just blow themselves up ~__~)

They put that on the test because it's scientific history.

And in the real world, with modren it IS possible to turn lead into gold, but you have to find a way to take away the protrons in the lead atom to make it into gold... which is quite hard even with todays technology.
__kat__: Balls__kat__ on March 10th, 2005 06:35 am (UTC)
beginings of pharmacy!

Yay pharmacy!
former pharmacy major, now med tech major
Kitana, the deliverer of punches to the facekitanabychoice on March 8th, 2005 08:39 am (UTC)
XDD You do that too?

I managed to sneak an FMA reference into one of my assignments. I had to define the word fact, and use it in a sentence, so I wrote

"Sir, the facts are all over the news now; the rebellion in Ishbal cannot be stopped."

^_^;
swirling_chaos on March 8th, 2005 09:12 am (UTC)
Ha. XD I wish my tests were that fun.