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Watch: Chinese students use IV amino acids to study for high-stakes tests


How’s this for extreme? Students at a Chinese high school hooked themselves up intravenously — with the help of teachers — to amino acid supplement drips to study for high-stakes exams in an effort to boost their performance, the Washington Post reports. According to the China Daily, high school students at Hubei Xiaogan No 1 High School in central Hubei province were using the amino acids to prepare for university entrance exams in June, believing the supplements would give them energy and improve their memory. Teachers, trying to be helpful, helped rig the IVs to fixed iron wires in the classroom to hang the bags filled with the amino acids. And, the China Daily said, parents had asked the school to provide extra amino acids for their children, who were exhausted from school and studying…

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