Japan Has Somehow Given Chemistry Boobs

By Jimmy Rogers
Contributing Writer, [GAS]

[SFW- Warning] This article is work safe, but the links are probably not.

It appears that once again, the Land of the Rising Sun has taken something completely normal and made it into hot anime chicks.  This phenomenon is called “Moe” and it actually means taking inanimate objects and making them into female characters.  In this case, it sort of makes sense because it’s intended to help you learn The Periodic Table of Elements.

sodium

What better to make you remember Sodium than a sexy girl baking bread?  Ok, so maybe that one doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, but you get the point.  Normally the elements are hard to mentally characterize, especially as you climb to the higher numbers.  Give each one a little “personality” and voila, you’ve got yourself a boobtastic mnemonic.

magnesium

Magnesium here seems to have more than a little of that personality.  I guess you can remember that the element is very reactive when burned?  Anyway, each page has extra info about the elements and who discovered them.  What will they think of next?

The book, by the way, is called Genso Shuki Moete Oboeru Kagaku no Kihon, and it retails for $30 at HimeyaShop.com.

[Akiba Blog via techyum]

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20 Responses to Japan Has Somehow Given Chemistry Boobs

  1. Not sure if I am missing some sarcasm here but ‘moe’ doesn’t mean what you think it does.

    moe: the warm feeling one experiences from the love they have for a certain character (from either an anime or manga)

    Just thought I’d mention.

    • Well I was just going off of both the sources I listed for the article and the advice of my friends who spend WAY too much time watching anime. They were familiar with this usage when I mentioned this to them the other night.

  2. Not sure if I am missing some sarcasm here but 'moe' doesn't mean what you think it does.

    moe: the warm feeling one experiences from the love they have for a certain character (from either an anime or manga)

    Just thought I'd mention.

    • Well I was just going off of both the sources I listed for the article and the advice of my friends who spend WAY too much time watching anime. They were familiar with this usage when I mentioned this to them the other night.

  3. Moe can be so ridiculous sometimes. Other times it’s accurate. I still think it’s silly how they’ve created moe anime versions of operating systems, including the fact that their breast size represents their memory size or something like that.

    • So I’m guessing that an Alienware desktop running Linux would be the envy of all busts? Except for the fact that she’d fall over.

  4. Moe can be so ridiculous sometimes. Other times it's accurate. I still think it's silly how they've created moe anime versions of operating systems, including the fact that their breast size represents their memory size or something like that.

    • So I'm guessing that an Alienware desktop running Linux would be the envy of all busts? Except for the fact that she'd fall over.

  5. But seriously, this is some funny stuff. Why are they all pink, anyway?

    (BTW, the Japanese word in the entry for Sodium reads "natrium". Why are they using Latin names…?)

  6. But seriously, this is some funny stuff. Why are they all pink, anyway?

    (BTW, the Japanese word in the entry for Sodium reads “natrium”. Why are they using Latin names…?)

  7. @Mr.Briggs:

    Latin is the ‘universal language’ for the periodic table. You know how Sodium is labelled as “Na”? The Na comes there. I think?

  8. @Mr.Briggs:

    Latin is the 'universal language' for the periodic table. You know how Sodium is labelled as "Na"? The Na comes there. I think?

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