Thursday, June 2, 2011

Science Can Be Funny

I did a double take and read the article just to make sure it was on the up-and-up. There should be no problem getting middle school kids to read about getting gas from Uranus to use for fuel. Even the authors recognize the word play.

That the planet which is the butt of so many poor jokes should be relatively rich in methane as well is purely coincidental, but as a mining site it has several advantages.

And accessing the gas riches of Uranus will require nuclear powered ramjets.


Anonymous said...

Crab nebula sounded like a wicked STD back in seventh grade science class.

Except, we called STDs VD, which was also good for nyuks on Valentines Day.

Early texting services: Psst, pass this note, but DON'T read it.

Anonymous said...

Have you heard of Preparation A?

Reduces the pain and itch of asteroids.