# Scientifically Themed Rebus/Dingbat Puzzles

Below I have created a list of a few "scientific" expressions that represent some form of popular media, with the type stated. Hope you enjoy.

• Cool, what are the answers? Commented Jun 14, 2020 at 20:04
• @JingleBells from looking at other questions on here I don't have to give them? I want to wait a bit to let people attempt them. Commented Jun 14, 2020 at 20:09
• Welcome, and thank you for the lovely puzzle. I noticed a missing bracket on number 5, is that a clue or a typo? Commented Jun 14, 2020 at 20:32
• @BarryPoppins a typo, although I noticed that and thought I updated the image. Commented Jun 14, 2020 at 20:43

A partial answer covering #3 and #5:

3. BREAKING BAD. This relies on Deuterium, an isotope of hydrogen. Its symbol is usually 'D' and its formula expressed as 2H. A compound of barium and deuterium would therefore be 'BaD', and the rebus shows the bond between these two being broken.

5. GREAT EXPECTATIONS (Charles Dickens). This relies on the statistical formula for calculating expected value or 'expectation'.

• That's correct. Commented Jun 14, 2020 at 22:46
• Current thoughts on 6 are that we have rot13(7 ybgf bs frp(k) jurer gur 'a' vf bzvggrq, fvapr frp(k)=fva(k)*pbf(k)) though I am yet to connect that to a film title...
– Stiv
Commented Jun 14, 2020 at 22:54
• Note that $Si(x) = \int_0^x \frac{sin t}{t} dt$ is a function separate from sin x, though..... Commented Jun 14, 2020 at 23:06

Partial:

1. Gravity 2. Basic Instinct (Innate behaviour: instinct; PH > 7: Basic)

• That's correct! Commented Jun 14, 2020 at 20:35

It looks like 1,2,3 and 5 have been solved.
Here are the others I think

4

Electric Relaxation (Electric field with exponential decay)

Previous guess: The Electric Slide

6

Seven Si-cos = Seven Psychos (also known as Seven Psychopaths in the UK).

• 6 is correct. 4 you have the right idea but my answer was something different. Commented Jun 14, 2020 at 23:17
• @user110503 I've just made an edit. I think it may be instead rot13(Ryrpgevp Erynkngvba ol N Gevor Pnyyrq Dhrfg) Commented Jun 14, 2020 at 23:27
• yep correct :). For some reason everything after “instead” is gibberish on my screen. Same thing happens in other comments. Commented Jun 14, 2020 at 23:33
• @user110503 That "gibberish" is encrypted text. Search for "rot13" for details. We use this in comments so that spoilers will not be picked up by anyone who doesn't want to see them. Commented Jun 15, 2020 at 1:10
• Ah interesting. I will use that in the future, thank you. Commented Jun 15, 2020 at 5:27

3:

Lost? (As in an electron was lost)?

4.

5:

Great Expectations? (An expected value/expectation of “VeryGood”, or “Great”)

• Looks like we both hit #5 at the same time! :)
– Stiv
Commented Jun 14, 2020 at 22:33
• Nice one, @Stiv! Commented Jun 14, 2020 at 22:41
• I've been toying with 4 too. It must definitely involve the concept you point out but I wonder whether it should also involve rot13(IVPGBEL, nf va 'irpgbe R'? Gur pybfrfg V pna trg vf Bar Yvggyr Ivpgbel ol Ehfu ohg V'z abg pbaivaprq...)
– Stiv
Commented Jun 14, 2020 at 22:46
• It’s a specific type of rot13(qrpnl) though; and I’m liking where you’re going with that — the E tends to stand for electromagnetic fields when it has the vector overtop? Commented Jun 14, 2020 at 22:49