Xena and the Electromagnetic Spectrum

How about an easier way to remember the different regions of the electro-magnetic spectrum?  Can you name them, in order of their energy?

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Lucy Lawless as Xena

To remember the different colors of the rainbow, we have ROY G. BIV; red, orange, yellow, green, blue indigo and violet.

To remember the planets we had “My Very Excited Mother Just Sent Us Nine Pizzas.”

Now we’ve changed that to ” My Very Excited Mother Just Sent Us Nachos” reflecting the reclassification of Mr. Tombaugh’s discovery.

How about the electro-magnetic spectrum?  I’ve learned that memory devices like those above are best when 1) you make it up yourself, and 2) it’s a little bit naughty.  What sentence can you invent with words that start with these letters and in this order:

R  I  R  V  U  X  G





Ultra violet


Gamma rays

Spoiler Alert:  Don’t read further until you’ve made your own sentence or you’re ready to see mine.


I spent a whole summer on this one.  I was especially intrigued by the X and G next to one another.  What popular event or place or couple has two words beginning with X and G?  Here’s what I’ve got:

Research Indicates Retreating Vandals Underestimated Xena’s Gabrielle.

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Renée O’Connor as Gabrielle

I made it up and it’s a little bit naughty with girlfriends.

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