It didn’t take long for the retweets to exceed 7,000.
McCray will uphold his end of the bet. The exam in late May won’t be about Fortnite, but will be influenced by it.
“I’ve got several questions in mind, extended response questions, that incorporate elements of Fortnite into the test. The creators of the game have actually contacted me and they gave me some ideas,” McCray said. “They said it had been a long time since high school chemistry, suggested questions including one about a storm cloud.”
The students now are working on getting McCray to try his hand at the video game. He’s willing to give it a try.
Parsons hopes he can convince the game developers to help in another way beyond the questions.
“In the game, you can change the way your guy looks. I want them to make one of Mr. McCray,” he said.
Exceeding the retweets goal wasn’t enough for some who heard of the bet.
“Everybody now wants to see the test,” Parsons said.
All participants were surprised by the reaction. “We did it as a joke, and it turned into so much more,” Zuzolo said.
“You always hear about how stuff spreads, but to actually be a part of something that spreads on the internet that widespread … it is kind of scary almost,” McCray said.