The dear reader has my word that the above is no kidding for real homework submitted by your humble blogger for his econometrics class. In case you can't read it, the text inside the bubble reads, "Then a miracle occurs." Not to make light of torture, water boarding, or the physical experience of drowning, anyone wishing to have the cerebral experience of drowning can join me in this insane class taken only by twisted, masochistic semi-psychopaths.
Granted, the mind mutilating material inflicts mental anguish below that of Statistical Mechanics, but the latter warns potential victims with 500 level prerequisites in both Mathematics and Physics. No one takes Statistical Mechanics, a field essentially started by four people. Three of them committed suicide. The curious can safely peruse this summary from Stanford University.
As the reader can see, my miracle cost five points. The Chinese woman sitting next to me did not need a miracle. She got 50/50, as did the very dark skinned genius from India that sits in the back.
I am never taking another mathematics class.