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Hardcore Studying in China Looks Absolutely Frightening

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Exams! If you are a student, you have them. And probably hate them. But your methods of staying awake probably aren't as interesting—and downright scary—as these.

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Recently on China's Weibo, photos are currently depicting the ways some students stay away as they cram for exams, whether that be with clothes hangers or scarfs or whatever.

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The photo trend seems to have started when a student at Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University posted photos of her "Clothes Hanger Hanging Hair," which then inspired other to upload their own pics while studying.

The idea is that if they fall asleep, it'll cause their hair to get pulled or they have their heads held up. Here, have a look:

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Some of these look to be jokes (like the guy gaming), and please don't think all students in China study like this. It's a photo meme! But still, don't try these methods at home, in your dorm room, or anywhere for that matter. Some of them look dangerous. Especially the shoe sniffing.

大二女生"衣架吊发"苦读 [Weibo]

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DISCUSSION

RamzaBehoulve
Ramza Behoulve

Forcing yourself awake and working more than 4-6h effective (ie : time you are really doing something for your exam) a day on your exams can actually be detrimental to your results as the brain needs away time to correctly interpret and memorize. Plus, as you go past 4h, your efficiency drops quickly.

Also, NEVER go to an exam without sleeping, NEVER. Sleep at least 3h for the last day of work to be correctly wired by the brain.

TLDR : start craming earlier, fools.