A young college student had stayed up all night studying for
his zoology exam the next day. As he entered the classroom,
he saw ten stands with ten birds. A brown paper bag was over each one of
the bird's heads and only the
legs were showing.
He sat right in the front row because he wanted to do the
best job possible and maintain his 4.0 grade point average. The professor announced that the test
would be to look at each set of bird legs and give the common
name, habitat, genus, species, and identifying
The student looked at each set of bird legs. They all looked
the same to him. He began to get very upset. He had stayed up all
night studying, and now he had to identify birds by their
legs. The more he thought about it, the madder he got.
Finally, he couldn't stand it anymore.
He went to the professor's desk and said "What a stupid test!
How could anyone tell the difference between birds by looking
at just their legs?" With that the student threw his test on the
professor's desk and started to walk out of the door.
The professor was surprised. The class was so big that he
didn't know every student's name, so as the student reached
the door, the professor called out "One moment, son, what's
The enraged student pulled up his pants at the leg and said,
“You guess buddy! You guess!