(Hopefully nobody beat me to this)
So, today I did the Queensland Core Skills test.
Wikipedia - The Queensland Core Skills Test is a statewide test completed by all Queensland year twelve students who wish to be eligible for an Overall Position (OP) and is optional (but beneficial) for tertiary rank students. These ranks are used to gain entrance into tertiary degrees and courses. In-school subject rankings given to students are scaled and moderated using the performance of the subject cohort at individual schools on the QCS test. The QCS test is the only statewide external exam conducted in the two senior years of secondary education (years 11 and 12).
A very important test for some people.
So, we were instructed to read the instruction on the front cover of the test booklet. The paper, being slightly transperent as paper is, revealed an outline of what appeared to be a stick figure ont he reverse side of the page. When I saw it, I thought no, It couldent be, but sure enough, when we were permitted to turn the page, it was one of Randalls!
Turns out, it was comic: http://xkcd.com/710/
Question one of one of the most important tests of our highschool years.
So, xkcd is partially responcible for the futures of thousands of Australian teenagers.
Quite an achievement.
Oh, I will upload a photo of the question sometime soon. We were given a copy of the questions sheet to take home.