Science class was never my forte. Now I could chalk it up to it "just not being my thing" but the truth is, because I was told I was a "creative" kid growing up, whatever that meant, and I loved reading after I finally learned how to do it, I was more concerned with sneaking chapters of works of fiction than learning about the krebs cycle. Sorry biology.
But it pays to know, at least on a basic level, how different organisms function. Maybe if I spent more time paying attention in biology class I would've discovered just how bad Twinkies are for you and stopped eating them earlier. Who am I fooling, my fat butt would've kept chomping down on them regardless, but at least I would've felt guilty while doing it!
But there are tons of cases of science lessons saving people's lives. My wife, for example, from an episode of Osmosis Jones correctly diagnosed her own appendicitis as a kid. The second they removed the turgid organ from her body, as she recounts it, it exploded in the doctor's hand.
Some science lessons, however, just don't save lives, they change them forever. Like this one student, while learning about blood types in her biology class, discovered that her familial ties aren't what she thinks they are. And her family never told her.
im in bio class and we’re going over blood type and uhhh.... i think a girl just found out she was adopted omgggggggksnfkekdjjd— ohhhh honey! (@infinityontina) February 20, 2018
A classmate recounted the entire story in this epic Twitter thread.
How a girl in my biology lecture found out her dad wasn't really her dad by my prof— Anya (@anyahettich) February 21, 2018
So on Monday we’re discussing blood types and this girl was trying to figure out why her blood type didn’t make sense on her Punnett square— Anya (@anyahettich) February 21, 2018
She told the prof her dad was O and her mom was A but yet she was AB— Anya (@anyahettich) February 21, 2018
Now usually that's when an awkward silence would fall over the lecture hall for a little bit and the professor would make a lame attempt at transitioning the subject or saying there may be a mistake and then the class would move on.
However, the teacher pursued the subject, and the student provided a heck of a response.
SOOOO, she comes back to class today and my prof made a point to ask if she was mistaken or confused— Anya (@anyahettich) February 21, 2018
This girl is ballsy, lemme tell ya. She announces it to the entire class of 243 people— Anya (@anyahettich) February 21, 2018
This is when it gets scandalous.
TURNS OUT, her mom had an affair with her husbands brother which is his step brother— Anya (@anyahettich) February 21, 2018
Talk about going from 0 to 100.
So technically, she’s been raised by her uncle and not her dad her entire life - her mom hid it from the both of them for 21 years— Anya (@anyahettich) February 21, 2018
Now I've long said that enrolling in traditional universities these days is kinda useless from an academic standpoint, but holy crap, this girl learned something.
Because my prof told her she was wrong with her blood types, she figured out her uncle was actually her dad and vice versa— Anya (@anyahettich) February 21, 2018
A secret that broke apart her family.
Now they're getting a divorce— Anya (@anyahettich) February 21, 2018
Now like all things on the internet, you have to take it with a grain of salt, but it looks like multiple people in her class got on Twitter to talk about the same exact thing.
LMFAOOOO HOLY SHIT I TWEETED THE SAME THING RIGHT AFTER IT HAPPENED TOO I WAS SHOOK— ohhhh honey! (@infinityontina) February 22, 2018
PEOPLE CAN'T SAY I'M MAKING IT UP ANYMORE, IT HAPPENED— Anya (@anyahettich) February 22, 2018
You would think that differing blood types just meant the girl was adopted, but nope, deep, dark affair that split her family in twain.
I thought you were gonna say she was adopted. This is... Wild 😅— Dr Garlic Bread (@wnswz) February 22, 2018
Some felt bad that her family secret was aired out for everyone to see like that.
Poor girl. Publicly is a horrible way to find out.— Perchance Pick (@MaryLouPick2) February 23, 2018
But it's difficult to imagine that the student really cared about social norms at that point, a huge part of her entire life was just proven to be a lie thanks to the magic of biological studies.