New Scientist chat-up lines
We used to joke that a friend of mine used New Scientist magazine as a dating tool. Quiet and shy, he'd be sitting alone in a group of people, but as soon as he pulled out his New Scientist magazine, he'd find himself surrounded, inexplicably, by women interested in the stories.
With the New Year, New Scientist has announced the results of a competition to produce the best chat-up lines in science.
My favourite is:
"Hi, I'm Bob - you must be Alice. You haven't changed a bit."
Short and sweet, it's the best explanation of digital signatures I've seen in a while.