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Or that many scientists -not just geologists- are incorrigible punsters and word players. I read an autobiography of a scientist who, during his dissertation defense, added a self-invented Burma Shave-like jingle to help make a point.
From the wikipedia article about the Penguin Diagram (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penguin_diagram )"We made a bet that if I lost I had to put the word penguin into my next paper. She actually left the darts game before the end, and was replaced by Serge, who beat me. Nevertheless, I felt obligated to carry out the conditions of the bet."And John Ellis did.
I like it when scientist show their sense of humor. Punny or not.
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