Science Limericks
October 29, 2010 5:03 PM   Subscribe

Science Limericks
Who has time to read entire articles? Scientific research shows that scientific research is best summarized in limerick form. I hope this site will be a growing collection of such user-generated poetry, linked to the original source by DOI, PubMed ID, or ISBN.

My friends and I were taking a primate behavior course, and found that turning papers into limericks was a good way to memorize articles' content. Unfortunately, most of those limericks were lost. To honor their memory, I created this database which is sadly nearly empty. Who better to populate it than Mefites?
posted by bergeycm (3 comments total)

The background is a bit hard to read the text over--I would make the boxes with the limericks and summaries some plain color and not translucent.
posted by that girl at 12:34 AM on November 1, 2010

And it's hard to find even one which respects the doctrinal metre of the limerick.
posted by aqsakal at 7:44 AM on November 2, 2010

Apologies - I hit the "Post Comment" instead of the "Preview" button, before I had gotten around to adding:

But the idea is neat, and I enjoyed most of them.
posted by aqsakal at 7:50 AM on November 2, 2010

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