Caption CERN Contest Week 14

A contest log for Caption CERN Contest

Caption CERN, win a prize!

Adam FabioAdam Fabio 05/07/2015 at 04:1096 Comments

Week 14: 5/6/2015 - 9pm PDT 5/13/2015

We've seen a lot of strange equipment here at Hackaday, but this one left us at a loss for words - at least for a few minutes. What the heck is this thing? Pressure vessel? RF chamber? Looking at this image and another one depicting a strange device in CERN's labs, we haven't the foggiest idea. We do know it's large, and these two CERN scientists are working hard to get it ready for... something. It also has fins. Fins make everything cooler. Beyond that - we're leaving this one in the capable hands of our caption team here on

Prize Upgrade!

We're sweetening the pot a bit this week. Up until now, our weekly prize has been a T-shirt. While clothing is important, we know that hackers love hacking tools, so this week's prize will be a Bus Pirate from The Hackaday store. We'll try to change it up each week with a different device from the store.

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!


jvidell wrote 04/14/2016 at 18:37 point

"We are definitely going to win the Margarita Contest at this year's Cinco de Mayo party."

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asdtemp wrote 07/08/2015 at 16:07 point

"Hand me a  Number 2 Spatula"

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Hugh Darrow wrote 05/17/2015 at 04:32 point

Shit... I added my comment in the wrong place. It was

"Ah ha, to bring Star Trek back on the air, all we need to prove is its real, see here's Nomad. Err… version 1″

(for comparison)

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DainBramage wrote 05/13/2015 at 15:05 point

While 95% of Wonder Woman's new invisible helicopter was a great success, her scientists were struggling immensely with the problem of how to make the rotor hub and slew-plate assembly disappear.

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Lou wrote 05/12/2015 at 22:50 point

It really is a beautiful ornament, but I think we are going to have a problem hanging it on the office Christmas tree.

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scott galvin wrote 05/12/2015 at 11:58 point

I am NOMAD I seek the creator, I am NOMAD.... what are you doing Dave? I feel funny Dave......

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solutions4circuits wrote 05/12/2015 at 08:26 point

Can I lick the beaters when you're done?

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Klaus wrote 05/12/2015 at 05:44 point

I can't understand a thing down here. 

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The Green Gentleman wrote 05/11/2015 at 17:51 point

Damn it Athol, stop harping about protocol and hand me the duck tape.  This is nuclear physics, not rocket science!

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Dan Fruzzetti wrote 05/11/2015 at 17:26 point

If only Heron could see us now!

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Brett Bayley wrote 05/11/2015 at 05:11 point

Tony, go ahead and load in the coffee grounds in.

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slartibartfast wrote 05/11/2015 at 04:27 point

'This Total Perspective Vortex is gonna blow your mind!', were the last words uttered by it's designer before he tried his invention and turned into jelly. The piece of cheesecake that is used for extrapolation is just outside the frame.

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Rollyn01 wrote 05/13/2015 at 10:09 point

Actually, the other guy on the side ate the cheesecake. That's why it failed the way it did.

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DainBramage wrote 05/10/2015 at 04:06 point

Here we see Jim putting the finishing touches on the nuclear powered pressure cooker he is building to give to his wife for Mother's Day. He is assisted by Carl (on ladder) and mocked by Fred (right, looking away with contempt).

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B0SC0 wrote 05/09/2015 at 22:17 point

Larry moves top plate 6 inches to his right

Curly gets skull crushed

Moe cringes and looks away thinking "morons"

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Ian Winter wrote 05/09/2015 at 19:11 point

The Mk1 Soda Stream (tm) not only made the drink all gassy, but also made it glow in the dark as well.

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Rollyn01 wrote 05/09/2015 at 19:01 point

CERN engineers put the finishing touches on the Audrey III prototype. It will run on ethanol instead of blood this time.

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urrycay wrote 05/09/2015 at 16:18 point

The important thing is not that you came to work wearing no pants. The point is that our dream machine really can blur the line between dreams and reality. 

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urrycay wrote 05/09/2015 at 16:11 point

For one last time  Charlie Bucket, the thing runs on "un-funny". We simply take the picture. The nerds and the caption contest do the rest.  Excelsior !

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LCD2PCB wrote 05/09/2015 at 06:22 point

Here it is bob, the world's first high gravity brewing tank.

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John Mueller wrote 05/09/2015 at 04:09 point

Bill: I just checked the periscope and have spotted an enemy warship on the horizon, give the command to launch torpedo number 1.
Mike: I'm tired of playing submarine with you Bill, just tighten that bolt and let's be done with the new espresso machine.

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