I'm still chuckling over our name for the brand-spanking-new Element 118, "Livermoron." So I thought for this week's roundup, I'd come up with some new (vaguely) scientific terms that could be used to describe other phenomena that appeared right here on the blog.
Crustaceambivalence: The psychological ability to think lobsters are adorable but still enjoy eating them. (See also: cognitive dissonance.)
Improbinvisibility cloak: The new now-you-see-me, now-you-don't device that's in development but (we're guessing) may never actually exist.
'Nautiquette: A new series of policies developed by NASA.
Gourdectomy: Surgery to remove the innards and viscera of a pumpkin.
Phantom Mind Hypothesis: The only thing that could explain how someone could come up with something like this.
Mikesogyny: A bias against women, accompanied by an urge to punch them.
Population Bomb-diggity: Jingoistic term used by those excited about America hitting the 300 million mark.
Equivoquation: The inability to decide if one is a novelist or a mathematician, as is evidenced by the appearance of equations in one's works of fiction.
Have a great weekend -- and hey, before you go, sign our Livermoron petition!