Birds, Bees & Biochemistry*

Posted By on April 1, 2007

“When Science, Internet, and Dick Jokes Collide”

.: Normally I don’t like simply linking to something without offering even a smattering of commentary, but this headline from reddit was just too good to pass up:

Birds do it; bees do it; even {trans-1,4-Bis[(4-pyridyl)ethenyl]benzene}(2,2′-bipyridine)ruthenium(II) Complexes and β-Cyclodextrin do it.

*Okay, it was published in Inorganic Chemistry, so it’s not exactly biochemistry. Whatever. I like the alliteration.

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2 Responses to “Birds, Bees & Biochemistry*”

  1. Celia says:

    Haha, now that’s funny. Technically though, both of those molecules have carbon backbones and although I’m not sure if those exact complexes found are found in living organisms, the subunits from which they are made certainly are- pyridines, benzenes etc.

  2. Cody says:

    The abstract clearly states they’re synthesized molecules.

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