Pro: I get to sleep off the hangover.
Con: I already skipped the class twice.
If you’re a student, chances are you’ve faced a dilemma like this. Well, you no longer have to leave the risks up to chance. That’s the idea behind a new online calculator, which purports to help students decide whether skipping class is a smart move, based on their answers to a series of questions.
Since its creation in February, the site has made 18,430 calculations.
“It started out as a joke between me and some of my friends,” Jim Filbert, its creator, tells the University of Maryland at College Park’s student newspaper. “It wasn’t until April that I saw there were more people using the calculator than I thought.”
Does this thing actually work? We have no idea. But check out Campus Overload, where Jenna Johnson gave the site a hypothetical spin on a class called “Zombies in Popular Media.”