Who's down with C9H13N? Huh? Anybody?
This is a truly sad story.
In Seattle, someone with a 2002 Audi is driving around with C9H13N as his license plate number. I wouldn't think anything of it myself, but those familiar with chemistry would recognize it as the chemical compound for methamphetamine.
Now the state is looking into revoking the person's license plate because it might violate one of the laws governing the use of vanity plates, which occurs if some license plate relates to alcohol, or illegal activities or substances.
A spokesperson for the Department of Licensing had this to say: "This is a serious concern, if there is a license out there with something on it that a reasonable person would consider related to an illegal substance."
Hate to say it, but no "reasonable" American would understand the reference either because our educational system churns out students who know nothing of the sciences, me included.
Unless someone gets a periodic table-inspired license plate that says H2O Sux, I will no doubt be oblivious.
I'm guessing some of you guys would recognize this compound, however. Not because you're all so smart, but because you all have meth labs in your kitchens.