Last week I challenged you to come up with a new phrase for the acronym HPLC to replace High Performance Liquid Chromatography (what I'm using to quantify levels of methyl farnesoate in my male snow crabs). I received a lot of really clever and fun phrases, and it was really hard to choose. Here are some of my favorites:
His Pancreas Loves Cabbage
I thought I was the only one who loves cabbage,
but Joel set me straight.
Hot ParaLithodid Crab
I hope I represented Jen's vision correctly:
"a picture of a blue king crab (Paralithodes platypus) in those Alexander McQueen lobster shoe things
that Lady Gaga wore, being chased by photographers"
Harry Potter's Love Child
Hypercapnic Plankton Lacking Calcium
I was very impressed with this phrase, both for its
use of the word "hypercapnic" and its scientific accuracy.
Horned Parasaurolophuses Love Conifers
My neice loves dinosaurs (dare I say it) more than I love crabs!
The parasaurolophus is said to have been the loudest dino,
hence the enthusiastic remark.
Humongously Parasitized Lithodid Crabs
This lithodid has one heck of a rhizocephalan infestation!
Homely Pixies Lurk in Canada
HAHAHAHA! Oh, Canada...
my neighbor to the east, really.
Without further ado, the winner is:
Hiphopopotamus produces lyrical conception...
"Sea Lion Woman" went above and beyond with this HPLC poem inspired by
Flight of the Conchords! (warning, there's 1 swear in that video)
Read the whole poem in the previous blog's comments.
(baby picture from fanpop.com)
Congratulations Sea Lion Woman! Your creativity just earned you a new keychain!
Thank you to all who submitted!