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0018: "Snapple"

Postby Edna » Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:27 pm UTC

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Title Text: Sn = tin

Maybe its the Biochem coursework I have been slogging out but I love this one.

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Postby German Sausage » Thu Mar 22, 2007 8:56 am UTC

there's a thread for this already... i presume, but can't find it.


but yes, its an oldie but a goodie.

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Postby Belial » Thu Mar 22, 2007 5:32 pm UTC

A lot of the really early ones didn't get threads, because the fora weren't here
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Postby parkaboy » Thu Mar 22, 2007 7:01 pm UTC

this remains one of my favorites. i've showed it to a few friends and they didnt get it either, whereas i couldnt stop laughing. i feel your pain and share your enthusiasm.

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Postby Edna » Fri Mar 23, 2007 8:40 am UTC

parkaboy wrote:this remains one of my favorites. i've showed it to a few friends and they didnt get it either, whereas i couldnt stop laughing. i feel your pain and share your enthusiasm.


Thank you

that is what happened to me "But its Sn-Apple!"

greeted with the reply "Oh I get it, you're just a geek atom boy"

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Postby Senefen » Tue Apr 10, 2007 12:19 am UTC

Love this one, I'm a chem major and I show it to my geeky firends who groan but get it. Ha ha

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Postby bbctol » Tue Apr 10, 2007 12:57 am UTC

Wow, my friend may be the nerdiest yet.
Me: *tells joke*
Him: I don't get it.
Me: Tin? Sn? Get it?
Him: Yeah, but what's Snapple?
Apparently he got that "Sn" was tin automatically, but didn't pick up on the snapple.

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Postby Akira » Tue Apr 10, 2007 1:02 am UTC

Haha... When I finished, I paused... Stared at the last panel, and was like... "Damn, I wish I had paid attention in IPS"....

So I had to go look up the periodic table.

THEN I laughed my head off.
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Postby tarkadal » Mon Apr 16, 2007 6:16 am UTC

Ah, I love this one! It's pure genius!

Did anyone else spend the best part of two days trying to come up with something wittier and completely fail?
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Postby JuliaGlass » Mon Apr 16, 2007 11:18 am UTC

That is what always happens when I hear ANY good joke.

My chemistry teacher from two years ago would have loved this one. I always told her chemistry jokes. I gave her a "if you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate" t-shirt.

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Postby Derjaak » Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:43 pm UTC

My Chemistry teacher had this comic pinned up on one of her boards. It was quite the shocker.

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Postby Emmaskillz » Wed Apr 18, 2007 9:29 am UTC

I love this one! I also share enthusiasm for chem.

I love that the little dude is so happy about it :D he's so cute & nerdy.

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Postby bookishbunny » Tue May 01, 2007 1:07 pm UTC

Loved it! And it made me feel smart, which, in itself, is a challenge.
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Postby EYanyo » Tue May 01, 2007 4:36 pm UTC

JuliaGlass wrote:I gave her a "if you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate" t-shirt.


I have that messenger bag, and my chem teacher was all the time trying to steal it. My other teachers were, of course, clueless.

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Postby Weasel » Sat May 19, 2007 9:44 am UTC

I showed it to my friend taking Chemistry, and when he didn't catch it right away I was worried I understood it wrong :( but he was just having a slow day :D (although he didn't appreciate the comic since he hated his chemistry class :O)

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Postby Stonehawk » Sun May 20, 2007 12:16 am UTC

Made from the best stuff IN earth, amirite!? :D

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Postby Woxor » Sun May 20, 2007 6:43 am UTC

When I first read this one, I thought, "Sb? Why is that funny?" But then I realized that Sb is antimony, and Sbapple isn't an existing beverage.

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Postby FinalSin » Sun May 20, 2007 5:31 pm UTC

What really threw me was when I discovered Snapple was an actual beverage. I blame being English. But... I'm not sure if that's an excuse.

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Postby The LuigiManiac » Mon May 21, 2007 2:46 am UTC

I think that Snapple is an actual beverage is part of the joke...
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Postby Jwink3101 » Wed May 30, 2007 11:42 am UTC

I was visiting my Grandmother the other day. She was a chemist and married a physicist so science jokes are always appreciated when there. Anyway, we were talking about something and she said, "Clouds always have an Ag-lining" (This is better when said out loud because it sounds stranger. I immediately got up from the dinner table, got my computer and showed her the Snapple comic

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Postby PatrickRsGhost » Wed May 30, 2007 12:14 pm UTC

In 10th grade Biology my teacher always told us to remember C H O P S N-gravy when it came to the basic elements of any living thing.

All that glitters is not Au. - I'd like to see that on a shirt.
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Postby shill » Thu May 31, 2007 12:27 am UTC

Wow. This comic has been posted on the wall in my Chem classroom for the whole year, and I never realized it was from xkcd.

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Postby motor_ola » Wed Jun 20, 2007 2:50 pm UTC

tarkadal wrote:Ah, I love this one! It's pure genius!

Did anyone else spend the best part of two days trying to come up with something wittier and completely fail?


This was the best i could come up with:

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Postby bookishbunny » Wed Jun 20, 2007 2:51 pm UTC

^^ooooooooh^^
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Postby PatrickRsGhost » Wed Jun 20, 2007 3:21 pm UTC

I don't like to, but I know many who like to look at polonium and radon on the interwebs.

What did the three helium atoms say to each other? He-He-He

We're all familiar with knights crying for nickels from Monty Python.

A patient goes to see his doctor and says "Is there anything I need to cut from my diet to lose weight?" The doctor responds "Na..."

A friend of mine got lead poisoning from eating a PB&J the other day...
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Re: SnApple Discussion

Postby kimba665 » Fri Feb 15, 2008 5:29 pm UTC

Maybe it's cuz my best friend is a chemistry major named James, but I can't get enough of this comic. It's one of my favorites due to this fact. The first time I ever saw "This is entirely James' fault" I did a double take. No, it's not the same person... :?

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Postby Spoffin » Sun Feb 17, 2008 8:35 pm UTC

JuliaGlass wrote:That is what always happens when I hear ANY good joke.

My chemistry teacher from two years ago would have loved this one. I always told her chemistry jokes. I gave her a "if you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate" t-shirt.

I gave my physics teacher an Albert Einstein action figure.
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Re: SnApple Discussion

Postby Sungura » Mon Feb 18, 2008 1:07 pm UTC

This is still one of the best. It's the first one I found here on XKCD I really liked :) A friend and math geek turned me on to this site about a year ago and I've been browsing ever since. I'm a biochem major myself (math minor) but I don't have the math and physics to understand some of these comics - but I have the nerdiness to go look it up to understand them haha. But Snapple - totally my ally! I do like organic chem a lot though, so I must say I await something about a purple people ethers - I worry much more about those than dinosaurs.
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Re: SnApple Discussion

Postby BeetlesBane » Thu May 01, 2008 7:07 am UTC

RitA while LOL.
It took me a while to find this thread, I was sure there must be one. The line "It's an apple infused with tin," broke me up so badly I had to quit reading the archives for a day.

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Postby Plasma Man » Thu May 01, 2008 2:58 pm UTC

PatrickRsGhost wrote:I don't like to, but I know many who like to look at polonium and radon on the interwebs.


There are quite a few boron boron sulphur sites where you can find that kind of thing.

I feel shame for that joke
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Postby meat.paste » Fri May 02, 2008 1:49 pm UTC

PatrickRsGhost wrote:I don't like to, but I know many who like to look at polonium and radon on the interwebs.

What did the three helium atoms say to each other? He-He-He

We're all familiar with knights crying for nickels from Monty Python.

A patient goes to see his doctor and says "Is there anything I need to cut from my diet to lose weight?" The doctor responds "Na..."

A friend of mine got lead poisoning from eating a PB&J the other day...


One of my favorites is the jpeg in the atached file. My HS chemistry teacher showed me this visual pun.
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Postby zahlman » Sat May 03, 2008 7:36 am UTC

meat.paste wrote:One of my favorites is the jpeg in the atached file. My HS chemistry teacher showed me this visual pun.


^_^ That's what I call my iron ring. (They're given to graduates of BASc. programs in Engineering in Canada. No, we don't have separate BEs or whatever for them...)
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Postby ohki » Sun May 04, 2008 2:49 am UTC

meat.paste wrote:
PatrickRsGhost wrote:One of my favorites is the jpeg in the atached file. My HS chemistry teacher showed me this visual pun.


Thank you for commenting it. I would have stared at that for days until I figured it out :D
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Re: SnApple Discussion

Postby JET73L » Sun May 04, 2008 6:27 am UTC

Wow... Come of these science puns are just cold. Particularly ferrous wheel and PB&J. Still love "if you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate." It's old, but classic.
Still, element puns are extremely hilarious. The snapple comic was my favorite that I read in the archives when first finding the comic (long time ago). If you have the mentality to appreciate this joke, though, the alt text (Sn=tin) is pretty much useless.
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Postby l33t_sas » Sun May 04, 2008 11:47 am UTC

Someone in our school pinned this one up in a few of the chem rooms.

It's awesome. I want to shake that persons hand
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Re: SnApple Discussion

Postby zaqwithaq » Sun May 04, 2008 3:21 pm UTC

When we went to a science competition the principal of the school we were at told some science jokes I didn't get any of them except the chem one:

What are a doctor's two favorate elements?
Helium and Curium because if you don't you have to Beryllium!

yeah none of her jokes actually got any laughs I've just been dieing to tell that one since she told it to us.
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Postby AlphaSquirrel » Sun May 04, 2008 5:18 pm UTC

zaqwithaq wrote:When we went to a science competition the principal of the school we were at told some science jokes I didn't get any of them except the chem one:

What are a doctor's two favorate elements?
Helium and Curium because if you don't you have to Beryllium!

yeah none of her jokes actually got any laughs I've just been dieing to tell that one since she told it to us.

I don't get it.
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Postby Turiya » Sun May 04, 2008 5:46 pm UTC

AlphaSquirrel wrote:
zaqwithaq wrote:When we went to a science competition the principal of the school we were at told some science jokes I didn't get any of them except the chem one:

What are a doctor's two favorate elements?
Helium and Curium because if you don't you have to Beryllium!

yeah none of her jokes actually got any laughs I've just been dieing to tell that one since she told it to us.

I don't get it.


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Re: SnApple Discussion

Postby curiousgeorgie » Mon May 05, 2008 9:02 am UTC

I literally laughed out loud at this one when I was clicking through old xkcds a while ago. My roommate gave me a weird look, and when I showed her, she was just like...uhhh...okay...
She's a music major, and she didn't really get the chem reference...but oh well, I thought it was awesome.

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Re: SnApple Discussion

Postby Random832 » Mon May 05, 2008 6:38 pm UTC

Turiya wrote:
AlphaSquirrel wrote:
zaqwithaq wrote:When we went to a science competition the principal of the school we were at told some science jokes I didn't get any of them except the chem one:

What are a doctor's two favorate elements?
Helium and Curium because if you don't you have to Beryllium!

yeah none of her jokes actually got any laughs I've just been dieing to tell that one since she told it to us.

I don't get it.


"Heal 'em" and "cure 'em" otherwise you have to "bury 'em" :)


Would have worked better with Barium.


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