Creativity is something you have or you don’t. The part-time creative doesn’t exist. Here some creative songs/videos/interpretations from different scientists. I love when something is both creative and funny, especially if it comes from scientists. Apparently it is quite common in the USA where probably they realize that a creative guy is always creative and not only in the lab. Great way to screen for creative possible employees. The Garg group in the UCLA is already doing it since quite long time with chemistry students here, and the Molecular and Cell Biology in Berkeley is doing an annual competition for funny science related video. They even have a youtube channel.
Anyway, here some of my favorite:
That’s the basic, if you are a chemist and you have internet you should already know this song. If not, well, we do have a problem. More form the mathematician genius Tom Lehrer – Poisoning pigeons in the park (you can find some chemistry there as well) and Lobachevky (good points on plagiarism)
Ok, this is not exactly chemistry, but the Monty Python are the father of the nonsense, and my brain is a big fan of that. If you don’t know who they are, you probably want to ask Santa Claus the DVD or the blu ray box of Monty Python’s flying circus.
This is a chemistry song. How may times you thought that TEA was enough for deprotonation and then ending up in refluxing stuff in almost saturated KOH solution?
Best line: “Your stirring bar is dissolving, the TLC shows no products”
Great cover although the original one was funny as well (most beautiful girl in the room).
Best line: “just me and you, and other seven dudes, waiting for the centrifuge”
AMAZING interpretation of the phd life (under pressure). This is one of my favorite. And I guess that convincing so many people in participating in the project was not an easy call.
I love the Cake, and naturally this lab cover.
If you say “motherfucking coats” you deserve to be here. That’s the normal lab language.
almost 4 millions viewers for this parody.
Best line: “Can’t read you protocol, it’s written in Thai”
This chemical parody of “sexy and I know it” is age restricted on youtube. Just for letting you know what are we taking about. Serious stuff here. Great video.
Best line “I got product in my flask and I ain’t afraid to show it”