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Inspired by the game from NPR's What do you know?, except the theme here isn't news, it's...well, figuring that out is part of the fun ;P.

There were a pair of twins from Bali,

To whom hanging together was folly,

One always felt left out,

But neither would pout,

Instead they blamed it on ______.

Find him digging in the sand,

Or in his valley high in demand,

With stress he can cope,

But give him some dope,

And he'll let you measure his ______.

Girl, you're so fine and lean,

With a frame so bare it's obscene,

Put you on tape,

The critics will gape,

And never forget your name is ______.

Without anything he can go on,

Bouncing here, there, ping, and pong,

Pass him an invite,

He'll eagerly excite,

For such is the life of a ______.

His neighbor may be highly cagey,

But he's so calm it'll drive you crazy,

You'll sound like a fool,

But he's super cool,

Cuz his symbol is ______.

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I'm probably missing something clever here...

There were a pair of twins from Bali,

To whom hanging together was folly,

One always felt left out,

But neither would pout,

Instead they blamed it on Molly..

Find him digging in the sand,

Or in his valley high in demand,

With stress he can cope,

But give him some dope,

And he'll let you measure his hand.

Girl, you're so fine and lean,

With a frame so bare it's obscene,

Put you on tape,

The critics will gape,

And never forget your name is Nadine.

Without anything he can go on,

Bouncing here, there, ping, and pong,

Pass him an invite,

He'll eagerly excite,

For such is the life of a Kong.

His neighbor may be highly cagey,

But he's so calm it'll drive you crazy,

You'll sound like a fool,

But he's super cool,

Cuz his symbol is African Daisy.

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I'm probably missing something clever here...

There were a pair of twins from Bali,

To whom hanging together was folly,

One always felt left out,

But neither would pout,

Instead they blamed it on Molly..

Find him digging in the sand,

Or in his valley high in demand,

With stress he can cope,

But give him some dope,

And he'll let you measure his hand.

Girl, you're so fine and lean,

With a frame so bare it's obscene,

Put you on tape,

The critics will gape,

And never forget your name is Nadine.

Without anything he can go on,

Bouncing here, there, ping, and pong,

Pass him an invite,

He'll eagerly excite,

For such is the life of a Kong.

His neighbor may be highly cagey,

But he's so calm it'll drive you crazy,

You'll sound like a fool,

But he's super cool,

Cuz his symbol is African Daisy.

0/5, sorry :/. Lol@ the first one tho ^_^.

I think what you're missing is the theme ;).

This

is me we're talking about... ;P
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...am thinking you're talking about silicon so maybe :

Find him digging in the sand,

Or in his valley high in demand,

With stress he can cope,

But give him some dope,

And he'll let you measure his energy band ???

EDIT:

Without anything he can go on,

Bouncing here, there, ping, and pong,

Pass him an invite,

He'll eagerly excite,

For such is the life of a muon ???

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Not to be excluded...

Pauli?

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...am thinking you're talking about silicon so maybe :

Find him digging in the sand,

Or in his valley high in demand,

With stress he can cope,

But give him some dope,

And he'll let you measure his energy band ???

EDIT:

Without anything he can go on,

Bouncing here, there, ping, and pong,

Pass him an invite,

He'll eagerly excite,

For such is the life of a muon ???

Si amigo, for the first, nice catch ^_^.

Close on the second, but there's something else that fits the clues better, I think.

Not to be excluded...

Pauli?

Oui, c'est ca. :thumbsup:

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Adlene

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Nope, sorry. That one is kind of hard, so here's a hint:

...the Nobel Prize committee

And I can't speak for them, but many of us did gape when it was 'put on tape' ;P

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Graphene?

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Graphene?

Yup, the hottest celebrity in the physics world...bet she even has her own twitter account ;P

3 down, 2 to go ^_^.

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His neighbor may be highly cagey,

But he's so calm it'll drive you crazy,

You'll sound like a fool,

But he's super cool,

Cuz his symbol is in column 18.

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His neighbor may be highly cagey,

But he's so calm it'll drive you crazy,

You'll sound like a fool,

But he's super cool,

Cuz his symbol is in column 18.

Good guess, but there's a better fit for the 3rd and 4th line ;).

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His neighbor may be highly cagey,

But he's so calm it'll drive you crazy,

You'll sound like a fool,

But he's super cool,

Cuz his symbol is CClF3.

Still doesn't really fit the third line, but it's super cool.


​Edit1: Inhaling Freon will make you 'tarded.

Edit: Actually...probably He. I'm gonna rewrite shortly.

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His neighbor may be highly cagey,

But he's so calm it'll drive you crazy,

You'll sound like a fool,

But he's super cool,

Cuz his symbol is CClF3.

Still doesn't really fit the third line, but it's super cool.

​Edit1: Inhaling Freon will make you 'tarded.

Edit: Actually...probably He. I'm gonna rewrite shortly.

Yep, that last one is the one...and it's super freaking climbing up the walls cool...literally ;P.

Down to the last limerick...since I've been in a generous mood...

'Without anything' in the most literal sense...without water...air....atmosphere...

*mutters something about wave-particle duality in the background*

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[spoiler=...

Without anything he can go on,

Bouncing here, there, ping, and pong,

Pass him an invite,

He'll eagerly excite,

For such is the life of a gluon.

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I screwed that one up. ^

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Lol...actually pretty close, but it's something somewhat more common.

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His neighbor may be highly cagey,

But he's so calm it'll drive you crazy,

You'll sound like a fool,

But he's super cool,

Cuz his symbol is CClF3.

Still doesn't really fit the third line, but it's super cool.

​Edit1: Inhaling Freon will make you 'tarded.

Edit: Actually...probably He. I'm gonna rewrite shortly.

Yep, that last one is the one...and it's super freaking climbing up the walls cool...literally ;P.

Down to the last limerick...since I've been in a generous mood...

'Without anything' in the most literal sense...without water...air....atmosphere...

*mutters something about wave-particle duality in the background*

photon

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Yes! Here is the summary:

There were a pair of twins from Bali,
To whom hanging together was folly,
One always felt left out,
But neither would pout,
Instead they blamed it on Pauli. (courtesy of DudleyDude)



Find him digging in the sand,
Or in his valley high in demand,
With stress he can cope,
But give him some dope,
And he'll let you measure his energy band. (courtesy of plainglazed, 'he' is referring to Silicon)



Girl, you're so fine and lean,
With a frame so bare it's obscene,
Put you on tape,
The critics will gape,
And never forget your name is graphene. (courtesy of Thalia)



Without anything he can go on,
Bouncing here, there, ping, and pong,
Pass him an invite,
He'll eagerly excite,
For such is the life of a photon. (courtesy of TimeSpaceLightForce)



His neighbor may be highly cagey,
But he's so calm it'll drive you crazy,
You'll sound like a fool,
But he's super cool,
Cuz his symbol is He. (courtesy of Molly Mae)

Nice tag-team effort! :thumbsup: I think I'm giving best answer to p-ji for being the first to crack the theme. B)

Sequel should be up within a day.

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