Problem solving is what I do for a living. I pride myself on taking an unconventional approach whenever possible; those are always the most satisfying solutions and frequently the most effective in terms of time, cost and results.
These students, however, have me beat hands down, working the curve against itself:
I will admit trying to pull off this stunt in high school to little effect, since getting a classroom of high school students to agree to any course of action makes herding cats look trivial. I never liked “grading on a curve” because I am competitive with the material, not my fellow students or colleagues. Outstanding performance, folks.