World's Fair

Since we were on the topic of replication yesterday, here is a gem of a personal ad I found several years back.


For the record, it should be pretty clear that the ad was not composed by me. Anyway, this often gets used as a slide before discussion related to either replication or PCR (polymerase chain reaction). If you see any others of similar intent, please pass them on. These are great visual aids.


  1. #1 benp
    August 9, 2006

    He knows how to be sure to turn out 99% of womens !

  2. #2 David Ng
    August 9, 2006

    Or maybe he just really knows what he wants.

  3. #3 Khalil A.
    August 9, 2006

    That’s wicked! Wicked, wicked, wicked!

  4. #4 David Ng
    August 10, 2006

    Found this thread, as it relates to the above ad.

  5. #5 Joseph j7uy5
    August 10, 2006

    Perhaps not as funny, but it has an academic theme, from August 2006 Ann Arbor Observer:

    Afraid of a Ph.D. in a miniskirt? If so, ignore this. I’m 30 — a bubbly, svelte 5’5″ romantic brunette with illegal lashes. Never married, new to Ann Arbor, looking for her match.

  6. #6 Michael Flessas
    August 11, 2006

    Well, she may understand “DNA Replication” but what about the more important issue of actually “gettin’ some” and “knockin’ boots”?

  7. #7 Coffee
    August 12, 2006

    Looks like I finally know what to post on my craigslist personal ad: “You are really hot and are currently trying to ascertain the nature of dark energy. Glasses are a bonus.”