Molecules with silly names


8 Responses to “Molecules with silly names”

  1. Bob Webb says:

    I think Adam Ant’s name may have been based on the word “adamant”. So the fact that Adamantane is listed on there seems sort of redundant :)

  2. Jorpho says:

    An oldie but a goodie.  My favorite shall always be “fucitol”.

  3. dragonfrog says:

    Moronic acid has the added awesomeness of maybe having some medical applications, so drug companies may be faced with working “moronic” into a suave-sounding medication name…

  4. Wreckrob8 says:

    Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, baked beans, Spam, Spam, Spam and Spam-ol.

  5. Ms. Anne Thrope says:

    Maybe it’s because the story follows the bedbug article, but looking at the molecular diagram, I thought of the kids game Cootie. So why not something thing named cootie…now you’ve got your cootie shot.

  6. Richard says:

    It must be that time of year – the image has a hidden “HO HO HO” in it!

  7. digi_owl says:

     Gotta have fun somehow.

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