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B.C.

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  1. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, over 3 years ago

    Are there daughters still named Mercedes, or did the car cause the name to fall out of style? On another note, are there still men named Edsel?

  2. firedome

    firedome said, over 3 years ago

    one of my co-workers back in the late ’90’s was named Mercedes- she was hispanic, believe it or not.

    Edsel, on the other hand…
    the name sounds like it should’ve been left in the dark ages…don’t know what possess henry to name one of his children that bizzarre name…

  3. Eirik Hanssen

    Eirik Hanssen said, over 3 years ago

    “Alcohol”? Certainly not ethanol. Something like C4H3OCH2OH?

    Err, methyltetrahydrofuranol? (Error, high school chemistry retention exceeded!)

  4. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 3 years ago

    If Mercedes went deep sea diving, would she get the Benz?
    (Ducking now!)

  5. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, over 3 years ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    Crumpled sheets of paper coming your way….

  6. shyamgs

    shyamgs GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    That isn’t the common alcohol (ethyl)! That’s furfuryl alcohol!

  7. Eirik Hanssen

    Eirik Hanssen said, over 3 years ago

    Ah, right, no “tetrahydro-”. Thanks, alananda. I’d confused myself. :-P

    I don’t know the term “furanol”. Neither does Wikipedia, it seems. Google knows, but suggests it’s C4H4O2. That’s insufficient by a methylene bridge, I think. If I got the term right …

    Furfuryl alcohol, as shyamgs suggests? Looks like it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Furfuryl_alcohol – “also called 2-furylmethanol or 2-furancarbinol”.

  8. K.C. Fahel

    K.C. Fahel said, over 3 years ago

    Dweezil was a NICKNAME. His real name is Ian. Now, Moon Unit, on the other hand…

  9. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, over 3 years ago

    @Alexikakos

    I know two girls named Mercedes that are about my age (30), and work with a guy named Edsel (granted, he’s 53).

  10. Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? )

    Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? ) GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    So that’s why they drive like that.

  11. hariseldon59

    hariseldon59 said, over 3 years ago

    Old joke. First saw that one back in the ’70s.

  12. rshive

    rshive said, over 3 years ago

    Kekule said that the idea for benzene’s structure came to him in a dream. One sort of wonders whether any substance assisted that dream.

  13. halibaitor

    halibaitor said, over 3 years ago

    @K.C. Fahel

    Well, yes and no… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dweezil_Zappa

  14. Francis Lapeyre

    Francis Lapeyre GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    We were taking a cruise from New Orleans in 1997. The previous December, the MV Bright Field lost power and plowed into the Riverwalk shopping center parking garage. My first impression, upon seeing the mangled wreckage of luxury cars was. “Well, that’s the way the Mercedes bends.”

  15. ntheodorakis

    ntheodorakis GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Not really a furanol, because there is a carbon between the -OH and the furan. More like, 2-hydroxymethyl-furan, but there doesn’t seem anything notable about that compound as far as I can tell. Apparently (sez google) 2,5-bis(hydroxymethyl)furan can be used as an intermediate for certain polymers.

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