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Elementary school child #1 (discussing homework): You can copy my answer to that problem if you don’t know the answer.

Elementary school child #2: But what if your answer is wrong?

Elementary school child #1: Then we’re both going to be wrong.

— Nanboku Line, Meguro-ku, Tokyo. Overheard by The Japan Times On Sunday

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