Monthly Archives: November 2010

WD40 is not fish oil

I got a bizarre email (actually about three years ago, and then again this morning, from different people) of the kind that propagates urban legends and potentially dangerous chemical disinformation. The email claims that well-known greasy spray lubricant and foe …

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The terrifying cloud of bull that hangs over us

There is so much woo and nonsense in the world from hands-off massage to hedge funds that it is creating a nasty stink the world over. There is an awful bovine guff, the lowing miasma of cattle, a veritable nuage …

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Chemical structure identification

Can you identify these three chemical structures? More chemistry humor at Erik’s site and a quickie for spectroscopists from Inorganic Ventures, this is the best of some truly awful jokes. Q: Why can’t lawyers do NMR? A: Bar magnets have …

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10 ways you know you’re a true chemist

You’ve Been in Chemistry Lab Too Long 1. You look all the way down food ingredient lists, looking for things you know the structure of. 2. When you look at the ingredients list, you curse them for not using the …

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