Caption CERN Contest Week 17

A contest log for Caption CERN Contest

Caption CERN, win a prize!

Adam FabioAdam Fabio 05/28/2015 at 04:44112 Comments

Week 17: 5/27/2015 - 9pm PDT 6/3/2015

Coils, gleaming metal, giant domes, now this is a proper mad scientist image! The CERN scientists in this image seem to be working on a large metal device of some sort. It definitely looks like an electrode which would be at home either at CERN or the well equipped home lab of one Dr. Frankenstein's. We don't have a caption, but we do have a rough date of August, 1961. What is happening in this image? Are these scientists setting up an experiment, or plotting world domination?

You tell us!

This week we're giving away a Logic Pirate from The Hackaday 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!


A Logan wrote 06/04/2015 at 14:08 point

CERN was awarded the Ig Nobel Prize for discovering exactly why single socks went missing the wash.

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jakewisher125 wrote 06/03/2015 at 20:09 point

"so you are sure that the missing train had nothing to do with our brand new quantum rail tunnel?"

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Thomas wrote 06/03/2015 at 17:51 point

"heh, hehehehe"

"What are you laughing at Carl?"

*snicker snicker* "It looks like a boob! PPFFF hahaha!"

"Carl....just hold the ladder and grow up...."

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Lou wrote 06/03/2015 at 01:22 point

The Easter egg hunts at CERN were such a challenge, they had to work in teams of three.

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Marsfan wrote 06/02/2015 at 18:12 point

Here kitty kitty, come out so we can test the Magnetic Disatomizer Tesla Vacuum

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Flint wrote 06/02/2015 at 13:21 point

Jim was no fool, there is a reason that coil was shrouded and out of arms length. He let the lab-coats find out for themselves.

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June Fields wrote 06/02/2015 at 02:29 point

Q) How many scientists does it take to screw in a nut on the 'LHC'?

A)  3, one to hold the ladder and two to screw in in.  :o)

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bbqbailey wrote 06/01/2015 at 22:37 point

Well, in laymen's terms, it appears to be a hemroid.

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steve wrote 06/01/2015 at 20:19 point

Finally, the more 'enthusiastic' Oompa-Loompas received their SuperDuperChocolocoloMatic. 

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magiclant3rn wrote 06/01/2015 at 18:46 point

Alan was relegated to holding the ladder, having forgotten his lab coat.

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alj5432 wrote 06/01/2015 at 15:17 point

Sticking with CERN's usual "Go Big or Go Home" theme,
scientists make adjustments to LHC's massive "Press To Start" Button.

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alj5432 wrote 06/01/2015 at 13:38 point

Some experiments at CERN never reach their full potential.
Development of the BAC (Big Ass Camera) detector seen here
was halted early due to an Apple patent infringement lawsuit.

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Rollyn01 wrote 06/02/2015 at 10:52 point

Thank you, I almost spit out my coffee.

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The Green Gentleman wrote 06/01/2015 at 13:18 point

"Well, that should be it for the giant pepper-mill.  Now all we have left to build is the salad-shooter, and then, Gentlemen, we lunch!  And right on schedule!"  

Sporadic problems with the "A" key on the CERN teletype led to many unexpected delays.

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Lou wrote 06/01/2015 at 01:50 point

This is what they use to vacuum the Astro Turf before the Super Bowl.

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Lou wrote 06/01/2015 at 01:41 point

As everyone knows, a finer grind makes for a better cup of coffee.  That is how the Sub-atomic Particle Generator was invented.  Who would have guessed that it would be so big!  Now pass me some coffee beans.

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Lou wrote 06/01/2015 at 01:37 point

After once again confusing inches and millimeters on the drawings, Howard was demoted from "Master Machinist" to "Chief Ladder Holder".

Now Don and Bill have to figure out how to fit the new Coffee Grinder in to their office without anyone noticing.

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EncoreTech wrote 05/31/2015 at 19:23 point

"I think i'll name him...Gort!"

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Rollyn01 wrote 05/31/2015 at 09:40 point

This rare photo shows the staff that actually built Willy Wonka's factory before being replaced by Oompa-Loompas due to workplace "accidents".

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mikeyc.2009 wrote 05/31/2015 at 06:11 point

Giant sized, vacuum tube gaming computers require giant sized joysticks.

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Keith Olson wrote 05/31/2015 at 03:21 point

Few people knew that the Atari 2600 would have been released 10 years earlier, except for the fateful (and inexplicable) decision to have Bergholt Stuttley Johnson, then a janitor at CERN, design the original model, at a cost overrun in excess of 2.3 million dollars.  Pictured here is a pair of engineers installing the six inch toroidal screen inside of the joystick, while Johnson looks on.  (As a side note, it had the first, and to date only, processor to be liquid cooled with chocolate milk, as can be seen on the right side of the picture.)

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