The first question that was asked in my undergraduate organic chemistry course was as follows: What is the melting point of bread?
Normally, I wouldn’t insert a carriage return there except that such a statement has such aneurysm-inducing levels of stupidity within its words that I fear it may spread if not properly contained. Today I learned an interesting diagnostic for differentiating between an engineer and a scientist by asking each the above listed question of the damned and gauging their response. The engineer will look at you like you’re a moron, say “that’s a stupid question” and laugh. The scientist will look at you like you’re an idiot, say “that’s a stupid question” and glare. It appears to all be in the eyes.