Caption CERN Contest Week 13

A contest log for Caption CERN Contest

Caption CERN, win a prize!

Adam FabioAdam Fabio 04/30/2015 at 04:3833 Comments

Week 13: 4/29/2015 - 9pm PDT 5/6/2015

Coffee time at CERN! Every week we get at least one caption explaining that the strange piece of equipment included in that week's image is a coffee maker. I thought it would only be right to include this shot of CERN's real coffee nook, and a scientist about to enjoy a fresh cup of liquid "get 'er done". I have to thank CERN's photographer for grabbing this slice of life shot!

It's worth taking the time to check out the high res JPEG direct from CERN, as you can really zoom in on the post cards and photographs in the background. One even says "Tout va tres bien" - which Google translates to "Everything is going very well". Some jokes never get old!

Add your humorous caption as a comment to this project log. Make sure you're commenting on this contest log, not on the contest itself.

As always, if you actually have information about the image or the people in it, let CERN know on the original image discussion page.

Good Luck!


Lou wrote 05/05/2015 at 22:47 point

Until his morning cup-0-joe kicks in, Kevin thinks he is still driving to work.  (aren't you glad you weren't in his car pool?)

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Lou wrote 05/05/2015 at 22:43 point

Damn,  I thought you said this stuff would wake me up!!!

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EncoreTech wrote 05/04/2015 at 23:16 point

CERN April fools day,1969 - Our new intern, Greg, holds onto the "antimatter containment pod" and "concentrates on something peaceful" for nearly two hours to "avoid worldwide destruction until it could be shut down" ; until he finally realizes it was only the coffeemaker.

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Steel_9 wrote 05/04/2015 at 22:56 point

Here Bob shows off one of his more popular tricks, pouring sugar out of his seemingly empty hand.  says Bob, "All I need to do is concentrate, and the sugar comes".  

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Bit Herder wrote 05/04/2015 at 19:46 point

In this early telepresence experiment, Fred has successfully connected to eight coworkers on the screen to his left.  Congratulations were short-lived, however, when he froze up trying to figure out how to hand out coffee to the meeting's participants.

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Jarrett wrote 05/04/2015 at 17:51 point

Schroedinger's fist-bump

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The Green Gentleman wrote 05/04/2015 at 17:47 point

"Hey guys, I stretched out with my feelings and totally found the coffee pot handle!" Sadly, Gregor's first steps on the road to becoming a Jedi Knight went unnoticed at a busy CERN.

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Andre Esteves wrote 05/04/2015 at 16:00 point

Dark matter at the bottom of CERN's black coffee always brought strange lucid dreaming at the wee hours of the night...

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charles_r_bird wrote 05/03/2015 at 17:12 point

It's a cup of joe and fistbumps after a long day at the invisible man division.

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DainBramage wrote 05/03/2015 at 16:56 point

Holy crap, Jameson! What did you put in that coffee? I'm smelling rectangles!

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counter.culture wrote 05/03/2015 at 00:25 point

Researcher demonstrates the recipe for the Higgs boson ju-ju:
"Eye of newt, wool of bat,
wart of toad, whisker of Schrödinger's cat,
don't care if we create a strangelet that destroys the world,
put a death Adder's fork in that..."

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The Sleeper wrote 05/02/2015 at 03:26 point

Dave and one of his early attempts searching for the Higgs Boson

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MechaTweak wrote 05/01/2015 at 23:36 point

Even though the other scientists had rejected John's idea to control the accelerator with a six speed manual transmission,  he would often close his eyes and imagine shifting through the gears of a machine with a few trillion electron volts under the hood.

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john.ohno wrote 05/01/2015 at 20:08 point

David (left) with coffee maker (center). David's next of kin later learned that the contents of the coffee pot were not coffee, but instead reagents for cleaning the superconducting beam splitter heads. The employee who misplaced the reagent's original container has been reprimanded.

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jaartsgroup wrote 05/01/2015 at 19:14 point

Markus "Notch" Persson's grandfather closes his eyes and imaginatively describes an intangible world free of time-space, where 'cubits' build the experienced environment free of time or space. "MineKraft" he whispers softly... "MineKraft." 

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Flint Olsen wrote 05/01/2015 at 17:51 point

Fred's unanswered fist bump, left him hanging since 1959.

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Jason Howard wrote 05/01/2015 at 17:48 point

Neil demonstrates the infamous "gallium spook in a hot drink" trick.  A favorite at all the best CERN parties.

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bryguy1231 wrote 05/01/2015 at 15:52 point

"No room in the Fantastic Voyage submarine for a 9th crewmember? Well, have fun exploring the underbelly of my coffee cup!"

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The Green Gentleman wrote 05/01/2015 at 15:52 point

Higgs, the CERN invisible-rabbit-technician, says something particularly arch about a young intern, and gets pounds from Gregor.

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ca5m1th wrote 05/01/2015 at 14:12 point

Duuude, I can see the gravity waves with my eyes closed, what did you put in my coffee?

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