Is there anything worse than running late for a flight and then trying to park? The more stressed and anxious you are about missing your trip, the more impossible it seems to park. However, it seems as though airport parking is soon to be a nightmare of the past, as robots will be doing it for you!
Stanley Robotics are all too aware of how difficult airport parking can be, which is why they came up with a plan to make it easier. Enter Stan, a boxy looking robot that looks a bit like it has a face on the front – no one quite knows if he’s cute or scary! This forklift-style robot has been designed to pick your car up, wheel it into a car parking space, and then wheel it out again when you’re ready to collect it.
One of the best things about this new parking robot is that you don’t need to hand over your keys! No one gets in or out of the car, meaning that the vehicles can be packed in tightly together without fear of doors knocking into each other. This means that airport car parks can fit in more cars, within the same amount of space, with roughly 270 vehicles getting into the same area as 170 fit now.
Ready And Waiting
On top of being able to fit cars into tight spaces, Stan will also know when your flight is due back using your flight number – and can, therefore, make sure your vehicle is ready and waiting for you. This smart droid is undoubtedly going to take a tremendous amount of stress out of airport parking and has already had successful tests in Paris, Lyon, and Dusseldorf airports. Stan is now heading to the UK, where he will be trailed at Gatwick airport in August.
Sometimes, the thought of autonomous technology can be daunting. However, when you see inventions like this – that will take away the pain of airport parking – you begin to wonder if robots aren’t that bad after all.
40 Cheating Hacks That Deserve an A+ for Creativity
Sneaky But Smart
When you were in school, cheating included looking at a neighbor’s paper or copying a friend’s homework. Cheating in today’s world has evolved. Technology makes cheating all too common and so much easier. And one of the ways students cheat is by using their smartphones, they do this by storing notes for test time and then access these notes during class. But how exactly do they have a cellphone in class? They hide their phone by making a secret compartment within a book. Pretty sneaky, huh?
We all gotta stay hydrated! So if your teacher cares about your health and happens to allow the class to have drinks on their desk during exams, you might as well take advantage of it by repurposing your juice box into storage for your cheat sheets. This would be a perfect crime, not only do you get to smuggle in forbidden notes, but you can stay hydrated while acing your exam! If that isn’t genius, we don’t know what it is!
Sometimes you’re shorthanded, so there may come a time when you need a helping hand or two… See what we did there? This hack probably isn’t possible for most students, even if it is backhanded, we do have to admit that it’s clever! This nursing student took advantage of a dummy he had on hand so he could look at his phone during the test and try to score a few extra marks. We sure hope he will never be our nurse.
We Won’t Rule it Out
Got a ruler? It’s easy enough to write on a regular wooden ruler. All it takes is a pencil, which is easy to spot if you’re looking for it — but also easy to overlook if you’re not. But don’t use a pen, it’s permanent so you won’t able to use it for your next test but also, you’re more likely to get caught if the writing is too bold. Be careful to flip it as your teacher comes by!
Computer, Calculator, What’s The Difference?
We have all had that moment where you show up on a test day way underprepared, and there is no worse feeling than knowing you are about to bomb it. So the important question here is, what’s really the difference between a computer and a calculator? This student removed the inside of his calculator and replaced them with his nifty cell phone. He could easily Google the answers to the exam while appearing to be doing calculations.
Vitamins for Your Brain
This student went through a lot of trouble to painstakingly recreate a Vitamin Water label, and he did this by replacing all the nutritional information with printed test answers. Maybe he should have spent that time studying instead, but he must have a good reason for deciding against it! It is definitely one of the more creative hacks we’ve seen so far. Even though he didn’t study enough for his test, he should still get an A for his innovative idea!
The sheer genius of this method was in switching the person who studied. One Reddit user explained: “I remember in middle school we would rely on the one kid who actually studied. Most of the quizzes our teachers gave were multiple choice so if the answer was A, the kid would cough, if the answer was B, he would sniffle, if the answer was C, he would sigh and if the answer was D, he would stretch in his seat. Everyone in my science class was eventually that kid. Every time there was a quiz, a different person in the class would study.”
Now that’s commitment! Seeing as some teachers allow students the use of a single note card during an exam, this bright student found a loophole that wasn’t technically cheating. What he did was write notes one layer on top of another in red and blue and used a pair of 3D glasses to isolate each color. Basically this meant, he had double the amount of notes as his peers in class and technically, it’s not even cheating!
Shoes to the Rescue
Don’t forget to wear the right shoes, because you may need them to pass your test! No teacher would actually think to check the bottom of your shoes for cheat codes, so why not write down all the information you need and refer to them in a moment of need? All you have to do is sit at the right angle, which will look perfectly natural if you do it correctly. Shoe companies would make a fortune selling these…
Eat the Evidence
For one specific biology test, a student decided he would write down all of his notes as small as he could on pieces of gum, then once he no longer needed the records, he proceeded to eat the evidence one piece at a time. We know what you’re thinking, this student must’ve eaten an enormous amount of gum. Is a bowel obstruction worth getting an A for on a test? We guess it all depends on your point of view.
For this hack, all you need is a pen and a small piece of paper. It’s probably a more classic method of cheating, as you need to write down the answers on a tiny piece of paper and roll it up inside your pen. It can be removed discreetly during the test by clicking the pen. Sure, you have to be discreet about it, as the teacher may walk down the aisles to check on the students, but it may be useful.
More often than not, the younger generation has a better grasp of modern technology than the older generation and can use it to their own advantage. This becomes obvious when students’ familiarity with technology can be their teachers’ undoing. In this case, while taking a graded computer test, one student simply took screenshots of the answers and sent them to the students in the next period. It’s as easy as taking a screenshot and sending it to your friends!
If you have a class that allows you to bring one sheet of handwritten notes to exams, you can create a font of your own handwriting and print as much of your textbook or study guide onto a piece of notebook paper, front, and back. You could even set the font color to pencil grey and manage to get the margins and spacing exactly right to look like it’d been handwritten. it’s not cheating per se but it is a clever hack!
Nail Art Notes
Some people have a real talent for nail art. From afar, it looks like a pretty pattern, but up close, it contains all the answers for the test. You’d have to write really small, like tiny to fit all the notes you may need but if you can do that and still read it, you have a winning formula! Or rather a cheating formula. Most teachers would probably not even think to look, so it’s worth a try, right?
When the teacher can’t decide whether they should be angry or impressed… Of course, teachers know that tests are important, but they also give marks for a student’s creativity and self-reliance. It’s no wonder they were reluctantly impressed with this student who had rigged up a tiny scroll of paper in a wristwatch with notes written on it. He turned the scroll by winding the watch. He ended up getting caught, but the teacher couldn’t help but be impressed by his knack for being creative.
A Nervous Tic
This one might take a little planning. Stretch a rubber band around a textbook, write whatever you want on it, then when you take it off the book, it’ll just look like scribble until you stretch it to see what’s written. Blame it on the Math Formulas that drove us to do some incredibly unethical things. Before the test, be sure to make a habit of fidgeting with a rubber band during class, then it would look like a nervous tic instead of something out of the ordinary.
How clever is this ring of knowledge? You can write down all the notes you need in the little book on your ring and to keep it hidden, simply turn the ring so that your little book of notes is facing down and out of sight from your teacher’s eyes. Even if you don’t cheat on tests, the ring is pretty cute and when a moment of genius hits, you can look no further than the ring to jot down whatever you need!
Well, it doesn’t get much more unoriginal than this. But then again, it’s been around for some time so maybe there’s some luck to this method. If acting is your strong point, the Kleenex notebook is the way for you. Write your notes before the test on a single tissue of Kleenex and then keep it in your pocket. When you get into the class, sniffle, cough, and sneeze as you would when you have a cold, and you’re on your way to an A.
Well, this is one way to do it. It’s definitely a method that takes determination. Nothing odd about a pile of candy wrappers on the desk, right? This girl would bring candy into the exam, because she would need the sugary goodness for energy. She had unwrapped all the candy wrappers and wrote key points on the inside of each of them, then re-wrapped them. So, it may have looked like she was just eating some candy, but she was actually just looking for answers. Very crafty!
Everyone knows that cheaters never prosper, but that doesn’t stop people from trying. In fact, some students are willing to put in more effort into finding ways to avoid learning than it would ever take them to actually study. And before we know it, all those students who prefer not to study will be coming to class with bandages on! This trick may be pretty smart but for it to be really effective, you’ll have to write pretty small!
The Fashionable Realist
This trendsetter decided to accessorize AND cheat at the same time. “When I was in school, I tested horribly so I’d write keywords for exams on my wrist and wear a bunch of bracelets to cover them up.” Let’s just hope those bracelets don’t cause too much noise! It sure makes for an interesting way to cover your tracks, but you may or may not need a lot of bracelets, depending on how much you write. Discretion is the lesson here!
At the end of the day, tests do not encourage the pursuit of knowledge as much as the pursuit of good grades. So to beat the system, one student decided to buy an Android smartwatch, specifically so that he could cheat. He would screenshot his notes and send them to his watch for viewing, or if he needed to Google something through his voice he would say it aloud as if he was thinking to himself. Kids sure are sneaky nowadays!
Another easy way to defy the system is to stick your notes on the inside peak of your baseball cap. When your head is looking down at your desk, your teacher can’t see that your eyeballs are faced upwards. But remember: it may look suspicious if you don’t usually wear a baseball cap, so be sure to wear one on days leading up to the test. Also, anyone sitting on either side of you will be able to see your notes and snitch on you.
This Signature Move
One sure-fire way you can ace your next difficult test is by wearing a sweater with hand-written messages and signatures, the sentimental kind, and simply write notes and words as discreetly as possible alongside the messages, so it blends in well. If done correctly, the teachers shouldn’t be able to tell the difference. We also suggest that you use a washable marker; that way, you can wash and erase the notes and reuse the sweater for your next test.
Skirting Around Study
Although this maneuver can work for guys, it’s most effective for girls who won’t look strange wearing skirts to class. For this unorthodox cheating method, you write the answers on your knees or thighs. Then, when you get stuck, you lift your skirt to check the answer. While this can be an excellent method if you have a lot of information to review, this method may capture the attention of both the teachers and the distracted guys sitting next to you.
This guileful girl used her bathroom trips to her advantage – to check her notes: before the tests, she would write some notes and formulas in difficult to reach places, that way nobody would find them and the chances that someone would erase them was slim. Then during the test, she would go to the bathroom and take a quick look to refresh her memory. It was unrecognizable because she used a lot of shorthand, so no one suspected anything.
This method would entail a lot of secretive squinting, and it would be pretty painstakingly tedious to write and paste the notes… Not to mention, pretty challenging to read! All that eyeful peeking just might look a little obvious to the teacher. And, of course, some of these methods may require more work than studying, but if you are entirely opposed to cramming information for a test, simply to forget it soon, this one may be for you.
Cheats on Your Sleeve
While academic integrity is good, it’s not hard to see why many students give in to cheating. With a school day that starts at the crack of dawn and ends after extracurricular activities, before you get to bed you still have hours of homework to complete, only to have to do it all again the next day. It’s not entirely difficult to understand why some students cheat, like this guy who wrote the answer on notes and taped it in his clothes.
It might be obvious that students will perform best in subjects they are enthusiastic about and try harder because they like it, but what do you do in cases where you will be tested on your least favorite subject? You can always just write your notes on a pole or tree outside the window of your class. Position it at the perfect angle to make sure it’s within your view, and simply look out the window for some straightforward explanations.
Are exams and tests a fair way of assessing our knowledge? No, because the fact remains regular testing only results in students working toward getting a good grade and not actually learning, just cramming information for the sake of passing the class. So another method that’s creative but also genius because it can’t be proven: in a multiple-choice test, pretend that you are fidgety and tap out the answers to your friends— one, two, three, or four, corresponding to the options.
Are you addicted to caffeine? For a Starbucks devotee, that green and white sign is a glimmering beacon of hope in a world full of trials and tribulations. People say it may be harmful, but in this case, it may work to your advantage! Simply use your Starbucks coffee cup to caffeinate AND get a high score! All you need to do is write the answers on your Starbucks coffee cup and use the brown cup sleeve to cover up the evidence.
This Translating Trick
Not a fan of writing essays or reading books? One student had to write a paper on a book he didn’t read, so what he did was find a well-written paper online and translate the entire article from English to multiple languages, like German, Spanish, French, etc. then eventually back to English. Then, he could compare the new article to the original one by placing both side-by-side, that way he could improve the grammar and elaborate on the rest.
The Pencil Whisperer
Some say that there is an art to cheating. You can’t just write all the answers down and get them all right, especially if you haven’t previously been doing well in the class. That’s a dead giveaway. Another way that’s difficult to detect is focusing at the top of the smartest students’ pencil trying to decipher if they wrote A, B, C, or D in a multiple-choice test. It might not help but it’s better than nothing!
Have you ever had to do a 2000-word essay and hit a brick wall at 1000? There are a few simple things you can do to help build it up some more. Change ‘Shakespeare’ to ‘William Shakespeare’, U.S.A should become the United States of America. Once you reach the end, you’ll need to write a conclusion, so just repeat what you’ve been saying and hopefully, you’ll be closer to your word count. These little tricks will add up!
Plenty of students find that they’re stuck and have a deadline when handing in an assignment, so in one last bid to save their grade, they send a file to their teacher that they won’t be able to open. If you have to e-mail your assignment, you can corrupt any Word document by opening it up in notepad, deleting a few lines, and re-saving it as an unreadable file. This trick all depends on how tech-savvy your teacher is, and their general discernment.
It is not the tests themselves that allow cheating but the conditions in which they are conducted, so even though exams are closely monitored, and there are severe penalties if they are found cheating, students still try as they might. During geography and science exams, students were allowed to use reference books, so one student used invisible ink to make notes for herself secretly. Be careful, though, as she had to use a small light to see the ink, which may make you more visible to your teacher!
Chair Cheat Sheet
Whether one of your classes is really hard or you struggled with the material, it seems so much simpler to just take the easy way out. These students learned the value of hiding in plain sight, and it’s quite possibly the gutsiest cheating we’ve ever seen! It may only work if your teacher doesn’t pace through the class to check up on you – it’s so clearly obvious that your teacher might just see right through your ruse!
If you don’t mind joining others down in the moral low ground, then here’s another trick. One student in a sophomore English class had tests after reading passages of books, so she and her friend strategically sat next to each other, and only filled in the questions that they knew. Once they were done, they had to swap papers to correct each other’s work so that they would write in the correct answers for each other. However, it might take some practice to mimic each other’s handwriting.
If You’re Going to Plagiarise
If you’re going to plagiarise, then you need to do it properly. The classic copy and paste method alone simply won’t do. If you take the advice of those who’ve done it before, you need to follow up with a thesaurus and change a few words to evade detection. If you’re using an expert or professor’s article and there are phrases like ‘the amiable veneration of Twain’s prose,’ you may want to tone it down a bit, so it’s not obvious.
Here is another instance where one student hid notes underneath her acrylic nails, which they could access when the teacher’s back was turned, and if the teacher turned back around, then she would simply flip her nail back. If you get caught, take the Lance Armstrong route and plead complete and utter ignorance for as long as you can. Some students have found pretty creative ways to use fingernail art to cheat, we hope this kind of thinking will help them later in life.
Cheating is wrong, right? After all, making a cheat-sheet is essentially the same as making study notes. But if you want a leg up and need to be more creative take this person, who used their sock to hide the evidence: “I once wrote the answers to my geometry test on my ankles, right underneath my socks. I crossed one leg over the other and moved my sock to pretend I was scratching my ankle. Nobody ever caught on.”
To Study or Not to Study
Many modern techniques to manipulate results will be useless if you can’t deal with your worriedness or anxiousness during final tests. Get rid of your worries and fears to win this important battle. Be aware of innovative solutions because it’s beneficial if you have no desire or time to study every day. Some students find it easier to learn the necessary materials or theory to pass their final tests than keep creating endless fraudulent practices, though they’re very creative and innovative.
This one’s almost on the teacher and it slipped right beneath her notice! If she allowed music in an exam, she should’ve thought about the consequences but she probably wasn’t aware of just how technology could be used. Seeing as it’s easy to record a text file, one student decided to load a text file on her iPod as his teacher said it was fine for the students to “listen to music” while they take their tests. It sure made her class much easier!
One of the essential features of all public schools is the importance of grades; without it, students probably wouldn’t feel the need to cheat. So after going through all the inventive ways students steer clear of studying for tests, from making careful notes to using their stationery, we marvel at the creativity in terms of execution as well as ingenuity to score an ‘A.’ But finally, this person had the most mastermind method of all. “I cheated by memorizing information from textbooks.”
Crazy and Creative Tricks
Exams test memory more than actual learning, creativity, or real understanding of the subject. So for those who have a good memory, they can get away with doing very little work throughout the course and still get excellent grades. But whether or not that’s you, you still have to make this choice, and you need to consider if it’s worth the consequences carefully. While certainly less ethical, we hope our list of crazy and creative tricks has entertained you!