An exaggeration, maybe, but still that Gawker article reminded me of the infamous PHYS 230.
It was said that you should take physics after transferring to avoid PHYS 230. Even if transferring to a UC (University of California, more "elite" than the CSUs).
It was said that something like three people passed the semester before mine. This was said by the professor.
In a search to discover if other victims had used the internet to complain about this course, I discovered something utterly fucking hilarious that I now have to share with someone. Hello, Groupthink.
Behold how desperate people are for extra credit (watch to the end, please):
And yes. Yes, I probably would have done that for extra credit.
And no. No, I did not pass PHYS 230.
No, it was not close.