When I was in high school, the TI-82 graphing calculator was the cheater’s tool of choice. At first we would simply store important equations into the “Y=” graphing screen. After teachers caught onto that, we figured out that you could register data to the calculator’s memory and restore it with the push of a button.

I imagine that schools today must be on complete technology lockdown, but where there’s a will there’s a way. Just take a look at this novel, low-tech cheating method devised by one student in China that’s sure to knock you off your feet.

At first glance, the shoe in the photo above looks like a normal sneaker. Good. After all, deception is the name of the game and you don’t want to pull any unwanted attention with a flashy pair of basketball shoes or crocs. Never trust someone who wears crocs to a test.

As you can probably guess, the real value of these shoes is in the sole:

Casually cross one leg over the other during the test, lean back for a stretch and sneak a glance at the bottom of your shoe to jog your memory. Hear the teacher walking up from behind? Just put your foot down to stomp out the evidence!

It’s the perfect crime and you can finish your test with confidence knowing that x2 – y2 = (x+y)…

Source: Shokan Sunday