A biology professor at Morehouse College offered students one last desperate chance to have their grades curved. All they’d have to do is one simple but extraordinarily convoluted task: Make a complete music video about any topic they’d covered.
One student, Julien Turner, responded brilliantly to the task, creating a full music video titled “XY Cell Life”. As well as being an excellent summary of a science topic, it’s been highly commended for being the first song in existence to use the lyrics “chromatids condense as the bubble breaks down, yeah, I’m talking membrane” and “mitosis makes somatic cells, the cells that make up all of me” without ruining the rhythm.
It’s astonishing work, and has gone viral overnight.
The catchy number has got a lot of unusually scientific lyrics stuck in everyone’s head. Particularly “If my genes go left unread all my cells are dead”.
Everyone loves the song, though they’re annoyed it wasn’t around when they were studying for finals.
Julien has been praised by the Internet, but it’s unclear at this stage whether his professor will actually honor their verbal contract. Julien, who is also a college football player, wrote that he hasn’t shown the video to his professor as yet.
Fingers crossed he gets his grade curved. He deserves it for the amount of effort he put into it. If not, he can always fall back on a music career, as several top musicians (including John Legend) have liked his video.
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