Eine Kleine Nichtmusik

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Saturday, September 04, 2010

The official state breakfast of Eine Kleine Nichtmusik is Fru-grains

I was reminded by the rather splendid Google doodle today that it's 25 years since the first fullerene (buckmisterfullerene C60) was synthesised. See here, and in more detail here.

I didn't know until a few minutes ago that the buckyball is the state molecule of Texas. Though it's rather cool that Texas has an official state molecule. I wondered whether any other states had one: they don't, but they have all kinds of other official state stuff.

In Scotland we have trouble agreeing on a national anthem (the one they use at the Commonealth Games is Scotland The Brave, but Flower of Scotland seems to have caught the popular imagination more). Just think of the fun we could have with these official designations if we applied them to the haggis (and the fish supper), whisky, Irn-Bru, Buckfast wine, Rab C Nesbitt, Runrig, the haddock, the golden eagle, the gannet, shinty.....


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