Weird Moments At Science Olympiad Competitions

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Weird Moments At Science Olympiad Competitions

Postby DynamicPlanet14 » February 14th, 2014, 10:07 am

Weird/funny stories about science Olympiad?

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Postby Crazy Puny Man » February 14th, 2014, 10:31 am

At this one competition, I was walking in the hall, heading to lunch...and these two girls come up to me and both want a high five from me. We'll call them Thing 1 and Thing 2. Thing 1 gives me a high five and starts to run away, then Thing 2 gives me a high five and starts to run away too; at this, Thing 1 doubles back and says "I get more high fives than you!" and high fives me again, then runs away. Thing 2 says "No you don't!" and runs back and gives me another high five and runs away. They keep doing this loop thing for about 5 times, until finally Thing 1, after high fiving me, folds my hands and says "No more high fives." Then they both run off.

And a guy from another school saw the entire thing, when it was over he came up to me and was like "What was that about?" I explained what happened to him and, well, he just said "This is Science Olympiad. Weird pigeon happens."

Too true :lol:

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Postby zyzzyva980 » February 14th, 2014, 10:35 am

One unidentified staff member here has attacked me at multiple competitions. Not naming names, but you know who you are.
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Postby Crazy Puny Man » February 14th, 2014, 10:59 am

zyzzyva980 wrote:One unidentified staff member here has attacked me at multiple competitions. Not naming names, but you know who you are.


Attacked? o_O

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Postby UQOnyx » February 14th, 2014, 1:49 pm

IWONDER WHY ARE YOIU HURTING Z??
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Postby zyzzyva980 » February 14th, 2014, 2:30 pm

Never met that guy^
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Postby iwonder » February 14th, 2014, 5:40 pm

Nope. Not me. Robotmans the only staff person in Texas.
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Postby UQOnyx » February 15th, 2014, 11:42 am

lol just kidding
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Postby SOnerd » February 16th, 2014, 10:24 am

A few of my teammates were going around opening some of the lockers, putting notes inside them.
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Postby Cheesy Pie » February 18th, 2014, 11:04 am

At regionals in 2011, some guy on my team kicked Hawthorn North's mascot person because he was bothering him. Tufted, you remember that.
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Postby tuftedtitmouse12 » February 18th, 2014, 6:23 pm

Cheesy Pie wrote:At regionals in 2011, some guy on my team kicked Hawthorn North's mascot person because he was bothering him. Tufted, you remember that.

I do haha. Our mascot had some great moments and some other not-so-great ones. The coolest ones were when other schools brought their mascots and they did a dance-off or something during the long wait before the awards ceremony.
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Postby vennowsah » February 19th, 2014, 7:19 pm

Last year at state, my friend was being silly and shouting at random people around the campus that she wants to communicate with them. We got many awkward looks and this one kid exclaimed "love ya, honey!". It was weird. O.o
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Postby John Richardsim » October 14th, 2014, 4:38 pm

Last year, a couple days before nationals while I was walking around the UCF campus finding my way for my events, I couldn't help but think back to regionals only 7 weeks earlier where I nearly fell after slipping on a patch of ice while walking to one of my events.

The day before states, I was walking around the MSU campus finding where my events were being held, and was shocked when I arrived at the Meteorology room and it didn't contain any desks or tables. I guess it was a good thing when the room was changed later that night.
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Postby Cheesy Pie » October 15th, 2014, 7:45 am

At Regionals and States last year, my water quality partner (one of the captains) forgot the notes. Regionals: completely forgot. States: accidentally took out bio homework.
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Re: Weird Moments At Science Olympiad Competitions

Postby hscmom » October 15th, 2014, 9:56 am

Not too weird. But at our team's very first competition (Regionals, 2009), four moms are standing around outside a campus building and a man walks by (not associated with SO, but working on his degree that Saturday). Three of the four of us simultaneously say, "Hi, Al." Al is my neighbor, so that's why I said hi. Al is also another mom's husband's coworker, so that's how she knew him. A third mom had a child in the same community youth orchestra as Al, so that's how she knew him. The fourth mom looked around at us as if to ask, "Am I supposed to know this Al?" So, we introduced her to Al. Since then, spotting Al a week or two before competition is considered good luck. I see him walking/running around our neighborhood now and then. "Ooh, we're going to do well at State - I spotted Al walking down my street two days ago!"
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