Little Known Thesis Requirements

So you’ve just bought yourself a theorem and written up your graduate or honors thesis.  Now what?  It’s time to start training for the snake fight portion of your thesis defense:

FAQ For The “Snake Fight” Portion Of Your Thesis Defense:

Q: Do I have to kill the snake?
A: University guidelines state that you have to “defeat” the snake. There are many ways to accomplish this. Lots of students choose to wrestle the snake. Some construct decoys and elaborate traps to confuse and then ensnare the snake. One student brought a flute and played a song to lull the snake to sleep. Then he threw the snake out a window.

Q: Does everyone fight the same snake?
A: No. You will fight one of the many snakes that are kept on campus by the facilities department.

Q: Are the snakes big?
A: We have lots of different snakes. The quality of your work determines which snake you will fight. The better your thesis is, the smaller the snake will be.

The rest of the FAQ can be found here.

Snakes on a Plane II: The Thesis Defense!