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Etsy Wednesday: science valentines

by Eva Amsen

I used to do Etsy Wednesday, but then I ran out of time and Etsy ran out of new awesome science geekery to feature, so it slowly faded away. But now! Now I found Science Valentines by Stephanie Burrows Fox and I obviously have to share:
science valentines - marie curie
My favourite one is Heisenberg saying “I’m certain about you”. Aww <3

But I’m slightly troubled by the one with Tesla. Because elsewhere on the internet, Kate Beaton draws a brilliant (mostly Canadian) history-themed web comic called Hark, a Vagrant, and there Tesla is celibate.

So maybe send the Tesla valentine to people you don’t quite like as much as you like science.


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Heather Etchevers January 26, 2011 - 6:07 PM

I luuuuuurv Kate Beaton. And thank you for all the excellent stuff in ONE PLACE!

I still remember the shower curtain with the periodic table you had plugged long ago, that I was going to get during our year in Paris, but I didn’t get organized, and now we’re going to have glass doors in our bathroom shower.

But I could always get me some Salmonella soap.

Cath Ennis January 26, 2011 - 9:40 PM

Hmm, I thought I’d already commented, but it’s not here, and it didn’t have any links in it, so it must be lost rather than caught in spam filters.

Awesome find! I like the cartoon, too. I greatly enjoyed David Bowie’s portrayal of Tesla in _The Prestige_, although I obviously enjoyed Hugh Jackman more 🙂

Viktor Poór January 26, 2011 - 10:24 PM

Eva, my female family members gonna curse your name. I went through your Etsy wednesday collection and found this knitted frog. I will spend the weekend persuading my mom or grandma to knit that.

Linda Lin January 26, 2011 - 11:36 PM

 I really want that Salmonella soap. Would make a good prank in the lab or the bathrooms. 

David Bowie as Tesla? That’s..interesting casting.

the valentines kind of remind me of classic biology and chemistry pick-up lines, like "If I were an enzyme, I’d be DNA helicase, so I can unzip your genes". 

Laura Wheeler January 27, 2011 - 12:41 PM

Thanks Eva for compiling everything in one place

@Cath I agree- real genius casting indeed!! Thanks for the pic

@Linda i love the Salmonella soap too- it would be an awful mistake though if someone in the lab confused a real petri dish for the soap, and washed their hands with the real culture…uhooo

@Viktor apparently someone in the Nature canteen was wearing your Genetic keyboard t-shit yesterday! I guess we all love a bit of geek chic memorabilia 🙂

Kathryn DeFilippo March 6, 2011 - 7:37 AM

 I am so glad that I found this blog. It is so wonderful, inspiring and fun to see science and art together. Thanks for keeping science sexy!







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