W.T. Grimm and his non-Grimm partner did not obtain a patent for a bum-making machine. The bleariness of the scanned patent document only makes it look that way. The patent is now listed as: “Bum making machine,” US patent # 2354681, granted to W.C. Grimm et al. on August 1, 1944.
Some physicists cannot resist the chance to play with certain favorite words from their younger days. The title of this study is an example of what can result: “Peculiarities in the evolution of the BUM of stimulated radio emission of the ionosphere,” V. L. Frolov, S. M. Grach, L. M. Erukhimov, G. P. Komrakov, E. […]
The title of this medical study probably contains a typographical error: “Enterobacter cloacae Septicemia in a Bum Center: Epidemiology and Control of an Outbreak,” C. Glen Mayhall, V. Archer Lamb, William E. Gayle Jr. and Boyd W. Haynes Jr,, Journal of Infectious Diseases, Volume 139, Issue 2, 1979, pp. 166-171.