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Lombard Street

a: Chromosome ~
b: a street

What: "A chromosome is like a street where every gene lives at a precise address. When new genes went in like squatters willy-nilly, they could create havoc." If it's like a street, then it's most likely like Lombard street in San Francisco, which is very curvy and twisted.

Writer: Elizabeth Finkel
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Dec 11 2012 3:02 PM

Mystery Box

a: Electron ~
b: box

What: "We have a Quantum Theorist in our department; I chatted with him a bit - told him, my view is that an electron is like a box, that you are told you can NEVER open, NEVER know what is inside. But, coming through holes in the box, we sometimes see a tail wagging, and sometimes a paw slapping around. We can NEVER know there is a cat inside (I told you that, above). So, we say sometimes there are paws in the box (and sticking out), sometimes tails. ANALOGY: electron, sometimes wave, sometimes particle. He just shook his head and walked away. So, go figure."

Writer: Andy
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Aug 7 2013 5:31 PM

a: Gift under the tree ~
b: unread mail

What: "A gift under the tree is like an unread mail in your mail box"

Writer: Not Stated
Date: Jan 1 2014 1:22 PM

a: Blood ~
b: river of life

What: "Blood is like a river of life, that flows within us one and all And while most of us have the ability to give, still so few do Donors are often sought, sadly few care to answer the call"A poem about giving blood...

Writer: Gil Gonzales
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Aug 11 2014 7:06 PM

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