Carl A. Benz
When Enrico Fermi to Chicago came.
He did something that brought him fame,
By mixing atoms of C with U
the pile went critical right on cue,
And this whole world will never be the same.
When the pile began to multiply in the grid,
as Fermi's pocket slide rule slid.
The K factor was greater than one,
something was new under the sun,
And the mystery of Fission was no longer hid.
There's big news about Schrödinger's cat,
lots of fuss is made about that.
But the cat had a kitten
and the world is smitten,
We've all go to learn to say scat!
Since Clinton put a ban on people cloning,
It drives lots of people to phoning,
Is it ever fair,
they say in despair,
To ignore all the moaning?
We've got to stop the consequences, said Clinton on cloning,
ethics and morals are in the gloaming,
We've got to decide
if we can abide
with the questions now rampantly roaming.
If stopping research on things controversial today,
researchers will just have to find a way,
to get private funds they might declare,
We want to clone the old grey mare,
And hold the federal inspectors at Bay.
Einstein said Can the sun, a star emitting light by the ton,
Attract light from a more distant one?
Astronomers took up the scent,
Yes, truly the light was bent,
And Einstein had the skeptics on the run.
If FDR, in 1940 had said, This nuclear thing may be bad.
I'll hold it up for study just a tad.
The risk to the human race,
is so hard to face.
But he didn't and we are all glad.
It's good to see in your contest clean limericks galore,
A recent visit to a big bookstore,
Showed books so risqué
it would blow you away,
You'd never go back any more.
Of all the thrills that come to men,
the best is that phone call from Sweden.
You've won the Nobel Prize.
Your chest goes up another size,
Oh, Mon, dig my suitcase out of my old play pen.
When Einstein said without a doubt,
and by this time he had some clout,
He wrote F.D.R. a letter,
Get on with the atom, 'tis better.
But I'm only a high school drop out.
A post Doc went out and on his favorite bar did knock,
Ordered a walnut daiquiri served in a crock.
The bartender was out of walnuts that day,
If he put in Hickory nuts, then he'd say,
Here's your hickory, daiquiri, Doc.