Library GraffitiA month in the laboratory can often save an hour in the library.”
–-Frank H. Westheimer, chemistry professor

Stand-up Chemist

Natural History 1994;103(11):34

Scientists Locate Funny Bone: Brain’s Right Frontal Lobe

Vancouver Sun 2003:

Effect of Humor on State Anxiety and Math Performance

Humor: International Journal of Humor Research 2012;25(1):59-74 :

No Creative Medical Science Without Humor

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 2002;55(12):1214-7 :

The Psychology of Humor: A Reference Guide and Annotated Bibliography

Want a complete overview of humor research? Try this ebrary book:

Sing a Song o’ Science

A round-up of scientists expressing themselves in song.
Drug Discovery Today January 15, 2004;9(2):57-58:

Humor in Science

Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 1996;140(3):338 – 349 :

Molecules with Silly or Unusual Names

A list compiled by Paul May of unusual molecular names, from Buckminster Fullerene and Dogcolarane to Rotundic Acid, Skatole and Spamole, with chemical formula and diagrams as well as structure files. Page four is a collection of general scientific (mostly naming) funnies.


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