Those moments you will never forget!

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Re: Those moments you will never forget!

Post by kman1234t » February 23rd, 2020, 8:32 pm

Troy giving a standing ovation to Mountain View at GGSO was probably one of the funniest things I will ever get to see at any scioly competition.

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Re: Those moments you will never forget!

Post by PM2017 » February 23rd, 2020, 10:43 pm

kman1234t wrote:
February 23rd, 2020, 8:32 pm
Troy giving a standing ovation to Mountain View at GGSO was probably one of the funniest things I will ever get to see at any scioly competition.
I had meant to most about that in this thread earlier. One of the coolest things I've ever had the opportunity of seeing at a scioly comp.
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Re: Those moments you will never forget!

Post by DrewW » February 29th, 2020, 2:55 pm

There's two moments in particular that I will never forget in my 1.5 years of Science Olympiad.

- Last year, I was at my regional tournament despite my flu and strep throat. Because of conflicts, I was solo for Thermodynamics. I did better than I had ever done before. I was sure I had won, and it was probably dumb of me to assume that. Well, I ended up placing second to a school that ONLY ENTERED THERMODYNAMICS. When I got that scoresheet back and discovered that, I pretty much lost it.

- Just this past tournament, my partner and I were standing by the door for Road Scholar about 10 minutes before it started. Soon, everybody just starts walking up with lab coats. We're freaking out because this is ROAD SCHOLAR. We go back to our room, and find out we read the map wrong. Road Scholar was on the other side of the building! So we just start sprinting across the school to make it there, and when we get there, everyone was in the room. We apologize for being late, and the guy says, "You know you're about 5 minutes early, right?" That memory is sticking with me forever for sure! We read the map wrong to get to Road Scholar!
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Re: Those moments you will never forget!

Post by sneepity » February 29th, 2020, 6:45 pm

your boomi doing exceptionally well the day before,
build a better one that day till 2am,
realizing a part is too weak,
fixing it 2 mins before testing,
AND IT DOESNT DO HALF AS WELL AS THE OLDER ONE. and they were the same boomi design!!!!
turns out it was out of proportion.
oof i ended up with 12Th
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Re: Those moments you will never forget!

Post by sneepity » February 29th, 2020, 6:45 pm

sneepity wrote:
February 29th, 2020, 6:45 pm
your boomi doing exceptionally well the day before,
build a better one that day till 2am,
realizing a part is too weak,
fixing it 2 mins before testing,
AND IT DOESNT DO HALF AS WELL AS THE OLDER ONE. and they were the same boomi design!!!!
turns out it was out of proportion.
oof i ended up with 12Th
and if I had the boomi that i did the day before, i would have placed 4th or 5th. :/
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plecos!
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catfish!
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angelfish!
silver dollars!
discus!
black ghost knives!
ghost shrimp!
sharks!
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wormfish!

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Re: Those moments you will never forget!

Post by Locoholic » March 3rd, 2020, 12:04 pm

Those times many tournaments when my team orders from Panera and the food comes in boxes and after everyone eats we use the boxes to make a tower. The last one we made was at least 10 feet tall lol. Some others would be the endless SSBU and Clash Royale gameplay when traveling, the really well-made scavenger hunt my coaches set up in MIT's underground hallways (after the Harvard Invitational), and the 3am parties with like 10 people the night after tournaments. Man, SciOly is so much fun.
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Re: Those moments you will never forget!

Post by SilverBreeze » March 4th, 2020, 7:05 pm

Flashbacks to first starting SciOly in sixth grade... I was going to write out the cheatsheet by hand, but thankfully my partner stopped me. It ended up being a pretty good season for us in that event, though(although we also only went to three competitions that season).

Constantly dropping the bag of cornstarch in Crime Busters... smashing up chalk/alka-seltzer for testing with a hammer and ending up breaking the bag... not thinking clearly from ammonia fumes when waiting for proctors to pour them into samples and almost failing to recognize my own partner...

Also, this is starting to become a bit of a common story, but our Rocks and Minerals team licking a sample to determine whether it was halite at Mesa-Wilson Invitational.
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Re: Those moments you will never forget!

Post by Booknerd » March 20th, 2020, 1:44 pm

Going into Herpetology last year at state last minute (a few hours before Herp started) because there was someone who was put into the same block twice. Most of the test was multiple choice, I guessed on a bunch of answers while my partner was actually trying to identify the specimens. Surprisingly we got 4th because of random guessing.

Doing an ExpDesign practice test a week before regionals and you're smashing up seltzer tablets and your partner writes on the procedure "step 5: crush drugs."

Only getting 3 questions right on fossils and miraculously getting 4th.

Doing DyPlan and absolutely failing cuz the JV team did 10 rankings better than us and they were 5/6th graders. Me and my partner were laughing our heads off and a girl on another team kept on staring at us with a wide-eyed look.
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Re: Those moments you will never forget!

Post by imaditi » March 24th, 2020, 6:58 am

Forgetting a calculator for circuit lab - the proctor had a calculator
Forgetting to wear the wristbands - the proctor let us in luckily we had run straight from another event
Having to redo the entire battery buggy log at nats because of it breaking and all the measurements being messed up - it was tested in the dorms
Waking up at 4 am just to play cards or staying late to play cards
During an invitational ding dong ditching some of our team members at the hotel
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Re: Those moments you will never forget!

Post by Fyren » March 29th, 2020, 4:12 pm

Bad Moment: Crashing into your older brother while holding your boomilever and watch it break apart into pieces half an hour before it needs to be tested, then realizing while you and your partner nervously glue it back together that you accidentally swapped two important parts of the boomilever, then finding out that the glue magically dried within two seconds (smh) and not being able to move it, then watching it not even hold up the bucket

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