Monday, June 21, 2010

Trivia of the Day

In deference to my recent tooth extraction, I offer up the following trivia question for the day.

I'll give you a chance to come up with the answer on your own and then post the correct answer in the comments section.

I'm going to moderate comments for a little while to give everybody a fair chance.
Good luck.

Trivia of the Day: How did the prescription painkiller Vicodin get it's name?


Avram said...

Because some nice old yiddish paitient asked the doctoor when he prescribed codein "Vy codiene?"

ProfK said...

Lol Avram, but I believe it was another yiddish speaking patient who gave the drug its name. Writhing in pain that patient yelled out "Oy Vi! Codeine!" The doctor complied and we had the birth of vicodin, literally oxycodone for pain.

G6 said...

OK - Time's Up!

Here's the answer (which nobody came up with, I might add...)

When Vicodin was first introduced, it was determined that it was SIX times stronger than Codeine (so you were on the right track with that part...).
The roman numeral six is VI.
Hence VIcodin.

Cool, no?

cuzzin buzzin said...

what's really sad is that none of us readers thought to just google the answer and then seem real smart

G6 said...

Cuzzin' -
If it were that easy, I wouldn't have posted it ;)

tembow said...

i was thinking of googling it but thought that would be cheating :)

cool answer!

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