Bloomin’ jacarandas set to trigger havoc with UQ examination outcomes


As jacaranda timber start to bloom, College of Queensland grounds supervisor Shane Biddell has warned college students a few superstition on campus.

“My spouse, who was a UQ pupil, instructed me the parable she heard was that when you have been hit by a falling jacaranda [blossom], you’d fail your examination,” he stated.

Jacaranda blooms make a striking display against sandstone at the University of Queensland's St Lucia campus.

Jacaranda blooms make a hanging show in opposition to sandstone on the College of Queensland’s St Lucia campus.

“I warn college students now and inform them do not get hit, in any other case you will fail your examination. However some inform me, no, it is the alternative – when you get hit, you will ace it.”

Mr Biddell, who has labored on the St Lucia campus for 25 years, stated regardless of the superstition altering because the 1990s to a extra optimistic one, he believed his spouse – “that is the one I am sticking with.”