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Re: SnApple Discussion

Postby Kaiyas » Mon May 05, 2008 9:32 pm UTC

Random832 wrote:
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.

Actually they might be going for "bury all 'em" instead. But yes, barium comes out smoother.
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Re: SnApple Discussion

Postby JET73L » Tue May 06, 2008 1:41 am 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" :)

I originally heard it as Barium. Beryllium makes little sense.
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Re: SnApple Discussion

Postby Tass » Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:30 pm UTC

I never got this one before.

I was like "Yeah, everybody knows that tin is Sn but whats the fun part? Then a tungsten apple would be a Wapple and so on, whats the point?"

I read here that its a soft drink, but I still don't find it that fun. Guess you have to be familliar with the drink before reading the comic.

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Re: SnApple Discussion

Postby rubber314chicken » Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:25 pm UTC

my old chemisty teacher is gonna get a printout of this thread and the comic next year.
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Re: SnApple Discussion

Postby natech » Sat Apr 18, 2009 10:47 pm UTC

Bahaha. I got this when I clicked random. I really think it's my favorite comic ever . . . simple, but elegant. So funny.

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Re: "Snapple" Discussion

Postby Sammich117 » Wed May 19, 2010 8:55 pm UTC

I know I'm a newbie bumping an old thread, but this has been one of my all time favorites. It's usually the first one I show to anyone that I'm introducing xkcd to. A+

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Re: "Snapple" Discussion

Postby bmonk » Wed May 19, 2010 9:30 pm UTC

Organic chemists also like the benzene rings with Dr groups attached at two points to get (depending on their positions) Paradox, Metaphysician, or Orthodox. :roll:
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Re: 0018: "Snapple"

Postby Venetian Road » Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:24 am UTC

Probably my favorite comic of all time, I put a cropped version of it as my facebook profile picture when I registered, until I could find a good picture of myself :wink:

I love your forum picture by the way, emmaskillz :oops:

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Re: 0018: "Snapple"

Postby Pfhorrest » Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:24 am UTC

A group of chemists decide to write a story fictionalizing the periodic table of elements. They eventually settle on Tin as the protagonist, but even after nearly finishing the rest of the story they still haven't settled on what the identity of the mysterious antagonist will be. In desperation for something to at least reference said villain by in brainstorming sessions amongst themselves, they end up referring to him merely as the "Tin foil".
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Postby bmonk » Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:11 pm UTC

bbctol wrote: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.

You should respond that he has a Sn-ear.
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