Re: Time to lighten up.

From: Bjoern Moeller (
Date: Wed Apr 11 2001 - 16:00:10 EDT

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    --- John W Burgeson <> wrote:
    > A hydrogen atom lost its electron and went to the
    > police station to file
    > a missing electron report.
    > He was questioned by the police:
    > "Haven't you just misplaced it somewhere? Are you
    > sure that your electron
    > is really lost?"
    > "I'm positive." replied the atom.
    > Burgy (John Burgeson)

    I have to admit that I laughed at this joke, but
    perhaps not so much for the hook line as for the
    thought of an atom entering a police station. I
    understand that this was a conventional downtown
    police station, and not a particle police station?

    The joke reminded me of Gary Larson who must be an
    obvious favorite cartoonist among you scientists (not
    counting myself in), even more so among those of you
    who take care in debating evolution, paleanthropology,
    etc. He has some really good stripes about evolution
    and related stuff.

    Too bad he is not drawing anymore (somebody told me
    that he wrote a book on ants after quitting cartoons),
    I think the joke above could sell to him for a very
    good price.

    Bjorn Moller


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