by syaffolee

What Kids Don’t Know These Days

I’ve just finished grading exams (yes, I have to do that on top of lab reports–oh, joy!) and all I can say is, there were points when I couldn’t believe what I was grading. The other TAs and I had this little joke since the beginning of the semester: whenever there was a question about Gram staining, Alexander Graham Bell would be lurking about as a “trick answer”. We thought it would be obvious to the students that Bell had no place in a microbiology lab. Boy, were we wrong.

And now, even at the end of the semester, some people still don’t think that Alexander Graham Bell had anything to do with the telephone.