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Becoming a Noun

Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 01:00 PM

Ever dreamed about your name living on forever? Robert and Adam Cole put together this wildly charming video about eponyms.

Source: NPR

Credit: Adam Cole, Robert Krulwich

Read the full story, and listen to Adam and Robert on Morning Edition, on Robert's excellent Krulwich Wonders blog.

 

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Greg Molenaar from New London, MN. USA

For a moment in space-time, I propose a name that will not be forgotten on it's own, "Einsteintaneously"
-- Greg Molenaar, Foley, MN

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20627564.000-first-blood-to-at
las-at-the-large-hadron-collider.html
--- New Scientist article -- 19 April 2010
     First blood to Atlas at the Large Hadron Collider
==========================

No Higgs-Boson (God Particle) at the LHC
That key elemental particle physicists claim to exist, but which has not yet been found
-- God in a Mirror? -- (Max Hadron)
==========================

No Higgs-Boson particle today. 
That Large Hadron Collider
has not been my confider.

The LHC has not yet seen the ray, 
-- a glimpse of God's existence.
    at 7-tera-volt 'lectro-resistance.

What's found, at any rate
Some say is just a boson's mate,
Through the Atlas-chambered meters

Some old neutrinos crept on...
With a leap of faith they lept-on 
Like some Immaculate Concept-ion 

They say the "missing energy" -- has glue on
Like when a cow jumps over the muon 
Leaves a trace, an image in the mirror,
        So maybe God was here.

-- Greg Molenaar, New London, Minnesota
  19 April 2010
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Oct. 02 2011 10:28 AM
Eric Oxford from San Francisco, CA

How could you possibly leave out Thomas Crapper? I mean really.

Sep. 30 2011 03:59 PM
Eddie Lin

Thanks, Adam & Robert, for that school house rock!

Sep. 30 2011 01:31 AM

haha, that was pretty awesome. I especially love Robert's sweater :-)

Sep. 29 2011 11:39 PM

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