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Table of the elements

Rarely do we bring you chemistry humour because, well, there isn’t much of it around. Which is why we are delighted to offer you www.chm.bris.ac.uk/sillymolecules/sillymols.htm.
As Miriam Said, the reader who recommends this excellent diversion, adds: you might learn something. Even if the thing you learn is that there’s a mineral called dickite (named after Thomas Dick of Lanarkshire), an anticholinergic called crapinon and a ‘quite ordinary’ ketone called megaphone.
We left out some of the best ones because, even in a foul-mouthed column obsessed with toilet humour like ours, we can’t print them. So we suggest you go and take a look for yourselves. If only chemistry had been like this at school.

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