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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
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.

October 6, 2004 in backbytes | Permalink


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