Washington state has a regulation that bans a car’s vanity plates from referencing alcohol or illegal drugs. So aberrant sex and Vicodin would pass inspection. But there’s a black Audi in Seattle whose plates are sporting C9H13N, the chemical formula for methamphetamine. Technically, the meth formula is C10H15N, but if you’ve ever done meth you know that it’s not always strictly technical. (Seattle Times)
The driver of the car, whose name was not released, told state officials in his application for the plate that the series of letters and numbers represented red food coloring, said Brad Benfield, spokesman for the state Department of Licensing. But according to the UW Chemistry Department, the compound represented on the plate is not a formula for known red food coloring.