#1 By: Maggie Koerth-Baker, September 10th, 2013 11:09
#2 By: Christopher Waldrop, September 10th, 2013 11:37
He should get Robby to help.
#3 By: Suzanne, September 10th, 2013 11:57
#4 By: Aaron Harmon, September 10th, 2013 12:26
That the scientist's name is Tom Collins does not fit the definition of irony. It is a little funny, but not ironic.
#5 By: SamSam, September 10th, 2013 12:39
The New Scientist had a regularly running feature on examples of Nominative Determinism.
This list has some pretty great examples of real doctor names, including chiropractors (Dr Popwell; Dr Wack; Dr Bonebrake), dermatologists (Dr Spot; Dr Rash), and surgeons (Dr Hackman; Dr Blades; Dr Gore, Dr Hacker; Dr Payne, Dr Slaughter)....
#6 By: Brett Myers, September 10th, 2013 13:30
Yeah, that's the sort of Alanis Morisette Irony that BB likes to mock.
#7 By: daneel, September 10th, 2013 13:46
#8 By: bryan, September 10th, 2013 13:56
My wife’s gynecologist is Dr. Knuckles.
#9 By: Purplecat, September 10th, 2013 14:34
Interestingly, another thing that varies between whiskys is their trace metal profile. You can tell if a whisky has been made in a traditional pot still or if it has been blended with continuous-still spirit by the level of trace copper in it.
Or, by just tasting it, but where's the science in that.
#10 By: Suzanne, September 10th, 2013 15:21
That's painful just to think about.
#11 By: Danielle, September 11th, 2013 00:44
When I was very young, I went to an allergist whose name was Dr. Slaughter. After he died, my parents took me to a pediatrician named Dr. Builder. Later, I had an orthopedic surgeon named Dr. Huang, and a few years later went to another orthopedic surgeon named Dr. Wright.
#12 By: Maggie Koerth-Baker, September 15th, 2013 11:09
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