Once again, there are three new pieces online on our website, each wonderful in its own way. But Haiku just didn’t seem to fit this batch. So, with apologies to the scientists, here are three limericks on the newest Institute research. As before, follow the links to get to our website.
(Incidentally, there is some precedent for limerick writing at the Weizmann Institute. The late Prof. Amikam Aharoni, who also wrote some serious stuff on ferromagnetism, was known for his limericks.)
There once was a baby black hole
That went for a short little stroll
It zigged and it zagged
Appetite never lagged
Til it’d swallowed its neighborhood whole
To make a string out of cubes
Don’t reach for those long nanotubes
To twist like a screw
Only one shape will do
The Stem Cell’s Story
What, oh what, will I be tonight?
A red blood cell, or maybe a white?
Though I’m bound for the red
I’ll stop just ahead
And turn into a nice lymphocyte