This is one of two cartoons inspired by my chemistry course at Hartland High School. The instructor in the drawing is a caricature of our school's chemistry teacher, and the word "bohring" is, of course, a pun on the eminent Danish physicist Niels Bohr (1885-1962) who won the Nobel Prize in 1922 for his work on the structure of atoms.

And speaking of things named after Niels Bohr, did you know that the originally proposed name for atomic element #107 was "nielsbohrium"? Mercifully, its name has since been shortened to simply "bohrium".

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