February 12, 2004

Molecules with silly names "Here we'll show you some real molecules that have unusual, ridiculous or downright silly names" (one pic NSFW?)
  • Noooooooooo... Cummingtonite gets my vote for best belly laugh.
  • Torn between Sonic Hedgehog or George and Bi-George.
  • Including Sonic hedgehog (Shh) seems a bit of a cheat. One could fill many pages with silly names from Drosophila genetics. I want to compound George with Curious Chloride. Someday I hope to read of a flavone extracted from the surface of gold teeth-- the flava-flavone. Until then, the image haunts me every time I read of a flavonoid.
  • I like the bucky ball best.
  • I thought the bucky ball was from a censored "Get Fuzzy" comic...