101 ways to get kicked out of a competition

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Re: 101 ways to get kicked out of a competition

Postby pikachu4919 » January 26th, 2014, 1:49 pm

22. Taste the water in Water Quality in attempt to determine salinity (it's been mentioned, but not sure if it's happened)
the next few involve the factor that your supervisor is the Woz. Definitely bound to happen.
23. Being the last out of the lab/staying overtime (I've been yelled at multiple times for that...)
24. Defogging goggles in the lab
25. Accidentally taking equipment (or in one case, the hair sample in forensics) that is not yours out of the lab
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Re: 101 ways to get kicked out of a competition

Postby Crazy Puny Man » January 26th, 2014, 1:54 pm

22. Taste the water in Water Quality in attempt to determine salinity (it's been mentioned, but not sure if it's happened)
the next few involve the factor that your supervisor is the Woz. Definitely bound to happen.
23. Being the last out of the lab/staying overtime (I've been yelled at multiple times for that...)
24. Defogging goggles in the lab
25. Accidentally taking equipment (or in one case, the hair sample in forensics) that is not yours out of the lab
+1. Almost got DQ'd in chem lab for 24 (and because I rolled up my sleeves :lol: )

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Re: 101 ways to get kicked out of a competition

Postby Cheesy Pie » January 26th, 2014, 2:31 pm

Someone actually tasted something in Crime Busters a couple of years ago and didn't get DQ'd.
26. Dress up as a cat and go around meowing at random people.
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28. Dance-off in a lab event.
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Re: 101 ways to get kicked out of a competition

Postby SOnerd » January 26th, 2014, 3:29 pm

29) If the test uses a computer to enter answers, hack the software ;)
30) While waiting for your partner to be done at Write it Do it, wait outside the room and loudly insult your rival team with another group from your school
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Re: 101 ways to get kicked out of a competition

Postby vennowsah » January 29th, 2014, 4:12 pm

31) Snort the powders in Can't Judge a Powder in attempt to get high
32) Steal food from other teams' stations
33) Run around in a horse head photo bombing people
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Re: 101 ways to get kicked out of a competition

Postby gneissisnice » January 29th, 2014, 5:09 pm

34) Mess with the school computer system, locking out the network for the next few days and causing a panic for the teachers and faculty that actually work in that school.

That's not so much a way to get kicked out of a competition as it is to get Science Olympiad banned from ever hosting a tournament at that location again.

Seriously, that happened at the New York State tournament for Division C last, which was held in a high school. Apparently some kids were fooling around with the computers and crippled the entire computer system for the school, the school told the state directors that we were never welcome back into their school.

So yeah, don't do that.
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Re: 101 ways to get kicked out of a competition

Postby Skink » January 30th, 2014, 3:57 am

Yikes, that tops my book toaster story. Was that just last season, then?

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Re: 101 ways to get kicked out of a competition

Postby MMeteorite1 » February 3rd, 2014, 10:48 am

JUst started reading this. I may try this next time I get put in an event where I am ill prepared
LOL :)

Number them as you go, extra points if you've actually done them or seen them happen

1. If you're doing an event alone start singing, "All by myself"

2. Start talking to the spirits

3. Ask inanimate objects for help

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Re: 101 ways to get kicked out of a competition

Postby JTMess » February 3rd, 2014, 1:14 pm

35) Repeatedly insist that the supervisor must have wired a circuit lab station incorrectly

36) Unplug circuit lab components to measure resistors and to measure battery voltages using your tongue

37) Use an actual sniper rifle to align your scrambler
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Re: 101 ways to get kicked out of a competition

Postby A Person » February 4th, 2014, 11:00 am

35) Repeatedly insist that the supervisor must have wired a circuit lab station incorrectly

36) Unplug circuit lab components to measure resistors and to measure battery voltages using your tongue

37) Use an actual sniper rifle to align your scrambler
That last one sounds fun. That's like using riot gear to be eye protection in Mission.
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