The Wood Fall Pun/Joke Challenge

04_06_10_29DSN Readers I need your help!

I am crowdfunding some of my deep-sea research.  I need you to share the video and link with your friends.

Wood: Is It What’s For Dinner? from Microryza on Vimeo.

I am also in celebration of of everything wood fall running a wood fall pun/joke contest!  Submit them here in comments or tweet them at @deepseanews.  Next Sunday a winner will be declared as I and expert team of judges Cherry pick the winners and declare an Arbor Master!  I am logging for some really good ones.

Dr. M (1729 Posts)

Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, a National Science Foundation supported initiative. He has conducted deep-sea research for 20 years and published over 50 papers in the area. He has participated in and led dozens of oceanographic expeditions taken him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses on how energy drives the biology of marine invertebrates from individuals to ecosystems, specifically, seeking to uncover how organisms are adapted to different levels of carbon availability, i.e. food, and how this determines the kinds and number of species in different parts of the oceans. Craig’s research has been featured on National Public Radio, Discovery Channel, Fox News, National Geographic and ABC News. In addition to his scientific research, Craig also advocates the need for scientists to connect with the public and is the founder and chief editor of the acclaimed Deep-Sea News (, a popular ocean-themed blog that has won numerous awards. His writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web. His forthcoming book, Science of the South (, connects cultural icons of South such as pecan pie with the science behind them.

7 comments on “The Wood Fall Pun/Joke Challenge
  1. I could comment on how no man has ever taken so much wood so deep before, but I wooden dream of it. Yew wooden forgive me, but once I Cedar pun challenge like this one, I was pining for an innuendo.

  2. Here’s the dealio-yo-yo. I know you are all sick of Dr. M’s birtching about his lack of wood. “Hey, yew! I need more wood.” “Yew?” “Yew?” “wood.” Birch, birch, birch. At first, I was too. I elmost called the copse. But listen up: the barking, and pining might seem a biloba the top, but fir serious, it’s important. Deep sea woodfalls aren’t the most poplar branch of study, but they can help us understand how land and oceans are linked in the global carbon cycle. We’re talking biology/chemistree fusion, people. I’m knot joking. Want to know more? Go out on a limb, and axe some questions. Be a good frond, and help him out. Dr. M willow you one. Maybe he’ll buy you acacia wine, maybe he’ll owe you a steak…if we know one thing, DR. M is coniferous. Whether you can seed a lot of green, or only chips, it’s oakay. Let’s all perch in and let Dr. M do some blossom research. Time for him to take his bough.

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