Science Fair Projects Gone Horribly Wrong

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Vote up the science projects that fail to produce any useful results.

A common question posed on the Internet these days asks, "Has science gone too far?" A fair question, especially considering these funny science fair projects and memes that suggest, yes, it has. Though a child's imagination and curiosity should always be encouraged and fostered, teachers also need to understand where to draw the line between useful and useless information.

The funny science fair pictures and bizarre science projects in this gallery will make you question everything you know about things you never really cared to know about in the first place. Clearly, many of these students decided to add some humor to their studies, and in doing so demonstrated how boredom can lead to brilliance. They say the beauty of science is that it does not claim to know the answers before it asks the questions, but these science fair fails propose questions with answers no one ever needed to know.


  • 1
    2,688 VOTES

    Itching For Answers

    Itching For Answers
    Photo: Metaweb / CC-BY
    2,688 votes
  • 2
    1,864 VOTES

    Sniffing Out The Problem

    Sniffing Out The Problem
    Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY
    1,864 votes
  • 3
    2,191 VOTES

    Jumping-Off Point

    Jumping-Off Point
    Photo: Metaweb / CC-BY
    2,191 votes
  • 4
    1,536 VOTES

    Step–By–Step

    Step–By–Step
    Photo: Metaweb / CC-BY
    1,536 votes
  • 5
    1,872 VOTES

    A Crappy Project

    1,872 votes
  • 6
    1,499 VOTES

    Gangster's Paradise

    Gangster's Paradise
    Photo: flickr / CC0
    1,499 votes