From the department of loose ties:

Oh, that chemistry cat. (Or, “science cat” if you’re trying to be inclusive.) You’ve stolen our nerdy hearts time and time again with your adorable bow tie and glasses. And that stoic look on your face! That’s how we know you mean business… er, science!

While we admit, you’ve served as a platform for more than your fair share of awful jokes, you’ve also had plenty of winners. Here is the essential chemistry cat, for lovers of both felis domesticus and a good Erlenmeyer flask, which, as far as we’re concerned, is the entire world.

But first, credit where credit is due: Quickmemes, 1, 2 and 3. Imgur, Funny-picsFunnyjunk.

And a couple of runners-up: The heartbreaker. The spy. Schrodinger’s cat.

Without further ado…

10. Drinking with subatomic particles.  9. Multilingual kitty.

8. Hipster cat.

7. Plotting feline.

6. Serious in-joke.

5. Frat cat.

4. My friends like to chase mice. I prefer grant money.

3. End of the road. 

2. The corniest of the corny.

1. Inception Kitty: meme in a meme in a meme.