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I've made countless clumsy mistakes. Resulting in laughter among me and my friends; either way this website is fun.

I once made a mistake about the purpose of squirrels' tails, my answer was that it was obviously intended for balance, and i accidentally clicked a completely different answer. Just like when they asked if the hole within a metal plate would grow if affected by heat, i was about to answer grow, but i based my answer on that of my friend's and yeah...

These were the most annoying occurrences, two of many.

Note by Kathleen Villapol
3 years, 10 months ago

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  Easy Math Editor

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Hahahaha. Yeah making clumsy mistakes on Brilliant is the norm not the exception. While most of my math/physics fails result from my incomplete understanding, an embarrassing number of them result from:

  • inability to read my own awful handwriting
  • \( 4\times 4 = 8\) etc...
  • misreading the question and solving a problem that doesn't exist.

We're glad you are having fun. That's the point of it :)

Peter Taylor Staff - 3 years, 10 months ago

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Completely true! One time I was scrolling through the question, and I accidentally pressed a random answer that happened to be right. The same goes for picking an accidental wrong answer. It really sucks when that happens though.

Robert Fritz - 3 years, 10 months ago

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