Soma ® felicific

soma: a happiness stimulant (from Brave New World by Aldous Huxley)

 

felicific: causing happiness (from the Latin felicitas meaning happiness)

 

Cube ® block ® stone ® calculus

calculus: medical term for a stone in the kidneys or gallbladder

 

So, “Soma Cube » felicific calculus”. 

 

Note: Just mentioning felicific calculus, literally a calculus that causes happiness, seems to provoke an odd reaction from students.

 

Soma Cube

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soma_cube

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A1064936

 

Felicific Calculus

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felicific_calculus

 

http://www.utilitarian.org/maths.html

 

http://www.utilitarianism.com/felicalc.htm

 

Brave New World

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soma_%28Brave_New_World%29

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brave_New_World