Friday, January 30, 2009

If I Were An Enzyme I Would Be DNA Helicase So I Could Unzip Your Genes

Alright you nerds, get your thinking caps on. The first comes from Squidrox who writes:


...woman, man, um....2 girls? Hermaphrodite? Some bizarre math equation? A cryptic message like the numbers from "Lost"? If I have to think about it this hard, it's horrible

I think these people were going for your first guess of, "Man. Woman. 2 Girls." And for those of you completely confused, XX is a female (two X chromosomes) and XY is a male (one X and one Y chromosome). Although I've been typing that code into my computer here in the hatch for the past couple of hours, you know, to make the beeping stop.

Get it? 2 HELIX... Double helix... Jen H. also has a good story:

Spotted in my grocery store parking lot last night, after I had packed up my groceries, started my car, and started backing out of my parking spot. The incredibly geeky side of me had me almost doubled over in fits of giggles so I proceeded to pull back in to my parking spot and get out to take a picture of the lovely double helix.

11 comments:

Lauri said...

These plates are awesome.

Persnickety Ticker said...

So I guess that would qualify as hitting the genetic lottery of vanity plates, huh?

kimber p said...

or..it could be-- Woman Man both wear 2XX sized clothing?

Herbee said...

Your comments had me ROFLMAO! Now I can see this plate as funny and not just as horrible! Thanks for making me laugh this hard, this early!

FreedomFirst said...

??

Deborah Godin said...

Don't you just long for the good old days when the parental units were simply Ma and Pa...

michael said...

I think maybe it's just their kids - girl, boy, girl, girl. I would hope that Ohioans wouldn't have to clarify that they are man and woman. Massachusetts, maybe.

Sarah said...

Maybe the first one is a big, big fan of Kyle XY.

Courtney said...

Hey we bay staters love our XX XX and XY XY marriages - but Michael's probably right.

At the same time, though, they do have the window decals with the mom, dad, teen, tween, toddler, baby, pets, etc... I haven't seen a lot of same sex or single parent combos, so the mentality would probably transfer to license plates - they'd probably still want to establish themselves in the equation. Just in cases anyone was wondering. Though in this case, solving for X gives me a headache...

h3llc4t said...

I think it might be time to submit my own nerd plate. I did find out that an acquaintance's plate proudly identifies her, uh, vampiric tendencies. Yeah, it's special.

HorribleLicensePlates said...

Send it in h3llc4t!