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Some clerihews

Plug in your own into the comments, and I will gladly update the post!

Albert Einstein
Led by a godly sign
Engaged in spacetime-talk
Forgot to wear a sock

Robert Burns Woodward
Once looked skyward
By cogitation alone
Made strychnine from stone

Julius Robert Oppenheimer
Bought a millisecond timer
Before the timer struck one
Had read Tolstoy "just for fun"

Marie Curie
Exalted was she
Glee she was showing
When the beaker started glowing

Ernest Rutherford
Was made a Lord
By throwing many a dart
Straight into the atom's heart

Richard Philips Feynman
Much fun for the layman
When safes he was poking
Surely he was joking

Finally, an already known classic one (from the Oxford Dictionary):

Sir James Dewar
Is better than you are.
None of you asses
Can liquefy gasses!

Update:
Some choice ones from Peter Ellis,

Alfred Nobel
Did very well
By blowing up things of all sizes
Now his ghost atones for it with prizes

Watson and Crick
Make me feel sick
By uncovering the heart of everything
Using little toy balls and bits of string.

...and A Synthetic Environment.

Marie Curie,
Not hard to see,
Was glowing with pride,
And glowed in the night.

Herr Wöhler, Friedrich
He told his friend Liebig:
'Not now, sorry. See ya!
I’m pissing urea.’

Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier,
Said : ‘Phlogiston theory is not okay,
This phlogiston theory is driving me mad,
I have to disprove it or I’ll lose my head.’

Robert H. Grubbs,
he visited pubs.
One pub let a bell ring,
That ring meant 'we're closing!'.

5 comments:

  1. This shows yours creativity.

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  2. Alfred Nobel
    Did very well
    By blowing up things of all sizes
    Now his ghost atones for it with prizes

    Watson and Crick
    Make me feel sick
    By uncovering the heart of everything
    Using little toy balls and bits of string.

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  3. Marie Curie,
    Not hard to see,
    Was glowing with pride,
    And glowed in the night.

    Herr Wöhler, Friedrich
    He told his friend Liebig:
    'Not now, sorry. See ya!
    I’m pissing urea.’

    Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier,
    Said : ‘Phlogiston theory is not okay,
    This phlogiston theory is driving me mad,
    I have to disprove it or I’ll lose my head.’

    Robert H. Grubbs,
    he visited pubs.
    One pub let a bell ring,
    That ring meant 'we're closing!'.

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  4. Bravo!, both of you. I loved the ones about Wohler and Nobel.

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  5. anon:...or the fact that I have too much free time!

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