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Song Parodies -> "The Radioisotope Song"

Original Song Title:

"The Philosopher's Song"

Original Performer:

Monty Python

Parody Song Title:

"The Radioisotope Song"

Parody Written by:

Phil Alexander

The Lyrics

U238 is its common state
And comparitively stable

U235's radioact-ive
And is much more fissionable

U233 you rarely see
'Cept the periodic table

An' U234 like the one before
Ain't enough to be usable

Both Plutonium and Thorium
Take millenia to decay
Radium's half-life is roughly a deca..(de)

Pa231 (Protactinium)
Has a half-life for decay that is particularly long

Caesium, they say, will also decay
Half-life: thirty years (and a day)

Californium, californium hardly there before it's gornium
(Well, half in just two years)

And lead two-ten is the same again
But rarely it appears

And Strontium, Sr90, it radiates as well
So do not try and tinker
Or you might get burned as hell

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Olvan The Terrible - March 11, 2005 - Report this comment
BWAH HA HA! Who said chemistry-related song parodies died out with Tom Lehrer?
Laurence Dunne - March 11, 2005 - Report this comment
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA LMAO!!!!!! This is probably the best song I have ever seen on this site. I predict it will have a longer half-life than Protactinium
Phil Alexander - March 11, 2005 - Report this comment
That's very sweet of you, Laurence, but I'm sure it ain't *that* good. Still, if it's around in the next few thousand millenia, maybe only half the words will have gone.
Olvan - oh, I've done lots now...

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