New Scientist's Feedback column recently ran a compo "Flirt with science", where they invited readers to submit science-related chatup lines.
They've just published the winning chat-up lines, which are great especially if you're lover of puns and the absurd, as I am:
- Would there be any resistance if I asked to take you ohm? Emma Byrne, London, UK
- I love the way you smell so different from my dad. Toshi Knell, Nowra, New South Wales, Australia
- Would kissing you increase global warming and damage the Arctic irreversibly, or is it just enough to break the ice? Andy McCready, Sheffield, Yorkshire, UK
- I've had my ion you. Gary Duffala, Rio Rancho, New Mexico, US
- Baby, you must be a start codon because you are turnin' me on. Jessica Swanson, Stratford, Prince Edward Island, Canada
- I don't wish to brag, but in several parallel universes I invented the internet, warned the world about global warming, ran for president and won the Nobel peace prize. Yonatan Silver, Jerusalem, Israel
- Hello, I've just taken part in the clinical trial of a new drug to help memory loss; could you tell me, do I come here often?
John French, Wellington, Somerset, UK
- You are definitely the woman of my REM phase. Giuliano Aluffi, Milan, Italy
- Er... hello... um... er. Oh look! Our shoes have similar spectral characteristics. Jon White, Rampton, Cambridgeshire, UK
- Meiosis? Kirstie Brogan Grace, Grays, Essex, UK (from a convent school!!)
Try 'em out, you never know if they'll work. Some of them might work on me, I have to admit!
My own faves are 7, 1 and 9. And I rather like 5 and 6 too. Yours? Or could you better the winners perchance? If so, please post it in a comment. Should you view that as a challenge, even better...