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stolen from io9. Original article found here. http://io9.com/5047688/the-large-hadron-collider-drinking-game

Take a drink of your favorite beverage whenever one of the following occurs:

* A proton crosses the border between Switzerland and France.

* A magnet quench in a superconducting magnet causes all the liquid helium to boil away.

* A Higgs boson is detected (2 drinks).

* Scientists learn the secrets of the universe and go insane (2 drinks).

* A miniature black hole forms (2 drinks if it absorbs Switzerland).

* Strange matter is created (weird, unusual or eccentric matter doesn't count).

* A petabyte of data is generated.

* Someone sings the chorus of the LHC Rap.

* The Super Proton Synchrotron reaches 300 gigavolts (2 drinks if it hits 400 GeV).

* The Compact Muon Solenoid finds something that completely alters our understanding of the fundamental forces of the universe.

* Flight 19 suddenly appears over Geneva.

* Particle superpartners are found to have natural supersymmetry.

* An intern confuses muons with gluons.

* The experiment goes awry and someone ends up with superpowers.

* Aliens show up and make us turn off the LHC before we implode reality.

* Scientists go back in time (2 drinks if they create a paradox).

* Someone says "Big Bang."

* Particles crash into each other (2 drinks if there are Batman-tyle visual sound effects, like "Pow!" and "Zap!" when it happens; feel free to construct your own).

* Someone says, "What's a hadron?"

* Scientists access another dimension (2 drinks if that dimension is occupied entirely by Donna Summer impersonators; 3 drinks if denizens of said dimension eat the scientists; note that these two conditions are not mutually exclusive).

* Someone on TV questions the amount of money spent to build the LHC.

* Someone on TV worries that the LHC will destroy the world.

* The world ends (drink whatever you have left).

* Scientists prove string theory (3 drinks because we'll all pretty much have to take their word for it).

* Someone uses the term "beam pipe" in a pickup line.


( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
Sep. 10th, 2008 08:24 pm (UTC)
"* A proton crosses the border between Switzerland and France."

So... um... basically, they're firing about 10 billion protons at a time, in hopes that maybe 100 of them collide. I'm not taking 10 billion drinks every second. You can't make me.
Sep. 10th, 2008 08:36 pm (UTC)
what if they are all molecule sized drinks?
Sep. 10th, 2008 08:33 pm (UTC)
This is good.
Sep. 10th, 2008 08:38 pm (UTC)
one of my faves.

* The experiment goes awry and someone ends up with superpowers.
Sep. 10th, 2008 09:35 pm (UTC)
Sep. 10th, 2008 10:09 pm (UTC)
I really want one of the scientists to get superpowers.
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