Posted on behalf of Materials Girl
These are ‘stolen’ from a good friend of mine who proves that chemists can be witty, too! My Facebook page – yes, that infernal, horrendous, time-wasting network – is well-stocked with his quotes. The second limerick is probably the best I’ve ever read.
There once was a fellow from Stowles
Who bred cockroaches, rabbits, and voles
Asked how he could keep track
Of this prolific pack
He replied “I just count them in moles.”
A Chemist, gone mad with distraction
Hurled into the sea his reaction.
To atone for this loss
He was made by his boss
To recover it via extraction.
Can anyone out there do any better?
[Editor’s note: first it was haiku… now limericks, what next?!!]