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Grad school as an epic quest

I thought this analogy between grad school and Lord of the Rings was pretty funny, but what about Monty Python and the Holy Grail? I'm really tempted to start my next oral exam with:

What is your name?
What is your quest?
What is the long-range dispersal mechanism of Cocos nucifera?

According to Wikipedia:

[Coconut] fruits collected from the sea as far north as Norway have been found to be viable (and subsequently germinated under the right conditions).

So coconuts are migratory.


No, ask them about the evolution of rabbit dentition. Especially that of psycho killer bunnies.

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