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Inspirational or a waste of precious slacking-off time? I once went on a buzzword bingo-laden training course which ended up with my being held at gunpoint in public. Could have gone better, to be honest. Tell us your tales from either side of the lectern

(, Thu 15 Mar 2012, 15:01)
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Where's North America?
The weekly seminar that week was about the coprolites of Ice-Age North America and what careful analysis of them could reveal about diet, vegetative cover, and climate change.

The speaker wanted to show where in North America you can find coprolites (because fossilized shit isn't just laying around - you have to look long and hard for it), so he opened with a slide showing a schematic map of North America.

The map was a model of clarity - it was as easy to find North America as finding a parked car in a closed garage - but because the map used bright, thin white lines to represent shorelines on a dark, royal-blue background, and also sported white latitude and longitude lines of the same thickness, one of the professors couldn't seem to interpret the image correctly. He badgered everyone nearby in a loud whisper: "Where's North America? Where's North America? I don't see it at all!"
(, Tue 20 Mar 2012, 0:32, 1 reply)
I can't see shit!

sorry, I'm off to work but procrastinating.
(, Tue 20 Mar 2012, 18:11, closed)

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