Archive for the ‘just for fun’ Category
In 1933, Thomas H. Morgan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discoveries concerning the role played by the chromosome in heredity. Much of his research involved breading Drosophila melanogaster, in which he demonstrated sex linkage of the gene for white eyes in the fly. While Morgan ultimately received a Nobel Prize for his work, the real stars of his experiments, the fruit flies, had to be satisfied with much less recognition. In response, several of his subjects composed a song expressing their dissatisfaction with the way they have been treated. Here is their song:
OK…this might sound a little childish, but I bet that many of you have felt the same way at one time or another. Sometimes, when I’m alone in the lab, I pretend that my pipette is a weapon and I wield my pipette like John Wayne at the OK Corral. Am I alone? I think not!