Friday, February 23, 2007


Edmund Clerihew Bentley the inventor of the Clerihew wrote this clerihew.

Sir Humphry Davy
Abominated gravy.
He lived in the odium
Of having discovered sodium.

There should be more chemist clerihews. So I made a start.

Marie Curie,
Not hard to see,
Was glowing with pride,
And glowed in the night.

Herr Wöhler, Friedrich
He told his friend Liebig:
'Not now, sorry. See ya!
I’m pissing urea.’

Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier,
Said : ‘Phlogiston theory is not okay,
This phlogiston theory is driving me mad,
I have to disprove it or I’ll lose my head.’

Robert H. Grubbs,
he visited pubs.
One pub let a bell ring,
That ring meant 'we're closing!'.