Here is a horribly misguided theory from my youth. I polished it up a bit and gave it a name. If anyone wants this theory, they can have it. MicroElectroMagnetoValence Theory Tenets: The fundamental electric and magnetic charges are 1/6 of the elementary electric and magnetic charges. Particles are composed of multiple pairs of fundamental electric and magnetic charges. Fermions consist of an odd number of pairs of fundamental charges. Bosons consist of an even number of pairs of fundamental charges. Leptons are composed of electric fundamental charges only. Quarks are composed of both electric and magnetic fundamental charges. [/list=1] This theory pretty much died when I learned about the Pauli exclusion principle. Would anyone care to revive the old fossil? Does anybody else have any give-away wacky theories that they came up with but abandoned in light of actual physics?