Saturday, 21 December 2013

Randall the red-nosed toddler...

To the tune of Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer

Randall the red-nosed toddler
Had a very runny nose 
Asthma exacerbation 
Fever adding to his woes 

All of the other toddlers 
Didn't have immunity 
They all came down with symptoms 
Differing in severity 

Then one group of researchers 
Virus-hunting was their game 
Swabbed, extracted, amplified
A rhino POS of course was spied 

Randall’s rhino was sequenced 
Turned out to be rhino C
Randall the red-nosed toddler
Just a 'common' cold indeed!


Randall the red-nosed toddler
Had a very runny nose 
Asthma exacerbation 
Fever adding to his woes 


Thanks to Katherine Arden and Cassandra Faux for helping me put these together back in 2008.