OMG UPDATE: OMG Becky, look at her butt.

Updated on Tuesday, April 12, 2011

#321

Overheard:
Girl 1: Hey do you think DNA tastes sweet?
Girl 2: Umm...it depends which cell the DNA is coming from.
Girl 1: Ewwwwww

11 comments

  1. Aha, that's excellent!

    Sciencey note: Yes. The whole backbone (no matter what cell) is made up of sugars.

    ReplyDelete
  2. a) DNA is a molecule, not a cell. b) The DNA backbone is not comprised of the actual sugars that we humans would feel as "sweet". c) The question is idiotic anyways, since there is no way to collect a bunch of separated (out-of-nuclei) DNA cells into a pile and then put it on your tongue.

    Why did I type of that? To say, KITA GTFO science faculty and join the arts!!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. a) Kita was refering to the DNA coming from any cell (not implying that DNA is a cell)
    b) ...
    c) It's called a hypothetical question asshole!

    ReplyDelete
  4. ummm....I'm pretty sure there's a sexual reference to this overheard in case you seriously thought this was just a science joke.

    ReplyDelete
  5. ahah

    also, @2 I believe that DNA can be separated from the cell and mass produced via DNA polymerase chain-reactions using the enzyme from hyper thermophilic bacteria.

    ReplyDelete
  6. 3: Yes, thank you, that's exactly what I meant.
    5: Win!!!!
    2: I'm not in the science faculty :) But maybe if you joined the arts kids for some english classes, you would have realized that I knew DNA was not its own cell.

    ReplyDelete
  7. This is how the conversation really went:

    Girl 1: Hey do you think cum tastes sweet?
    Girl 2: Umm...it depends which dick the cum is coming from.
    Girl 1: Ewwwwww

    ReplyDelete
  8. My chem's a little rusty, but DNA is I think a weak acid (hence the 'A') and acids typically taste sour (like citric acid, for example, or... vinegar?).

    ReplyDelete
  9. Fucking 1st years...

    ReplyDelete
  10. Only retarded UW students would argue the science behind this.

    These bitches were talking about nut-spurt.

    ReplyDelete