Caption CERN Contest Week 23

A contest log for Caption CERN Contest

Caption CERN, win a prize!

adam-fabioAdam Fabio 07/09/2015 at 05:3859 Comments

Week 23: 7/8/2015 - 9pm PDT 7/15/2015

Something a bit different this week. CERN is probably best known for the various particle accelerators they've had over the years. One of the first units was synchrocyclotron SC-1, which operated from 1957 to 1974. According to the album page on CERN's servers, SC-1's last day of operation was celebrated with a funeral procession. Scientists, and staff walked the grounds with flowers, top hats, and even a shrouded coffin. We can all related to decommissioning a well worn piece of equipment. Be it a computer, a machine tool, or even a synchrocyclotron. There are always the mixed feelings of thanks that it did a good job, and the relief that it will no longer need to be maintained.

Even though we have a pretty good idea of what's going on in this image, we're going to caption it anyway! Give us your best captions of what you think is really going on here!

This week's prize is a LightBlue Bean 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.


surubarescu wrote 07/10/2015 at 07:45 point

Behind the camera, George Lucas had an ideea.

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Maspin_28 wrote 07/10/2015 at 07:37 point

As the death knell sounds for Windows XP, CERN scientists offer up a sacrifice for continued IT support.

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Ben wrote 07/10/2015 at 07:32 point

I'm so sad for Bob's IBM 5520, it deserves this funeral. But don't count on me for doing the same for his IBM 360 if you don't have a truck with you, understand ?

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Dewet wrote 07/10/2015 at 07:10 point

The day's when "Hat's off to you, Sir" still meant something.

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Dewet wrote 07/10/2015 at 07:08 point

The CERN administrator watches the scientists morn the end of SC-1 knowing they cannot wait to assemble the new test equipment. Unbeknownst to them the budget for the new unit had not been approved and they will need to re-assemble everything on Monday....

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zuul wrote 07/10/2015 at 04:55 point

Higgs ho, Higgs ho, it's off to CERN we go

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Robb Smith wrote 07/10/2015 at 03:01 point

The Director's plan to achieve immortality using quantum superposition came to an unhappy end when the cleaning crew opened his sealed sarcophagus to dust.

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Sure_Hacksalot wrote 07/10/2015 at 02:43 point

Find the Higgs Boson they said. No one will get hurt they said.

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mrsimicsak wrote 07/10/2015 at 02:14 point

The first annual wear your pajamas to work day was quite a surprise, I never would have believed people wear top hats and lab coats to bed!

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Leonard wrote 07/10/2015 at 01:38 point

Here, scientist can be seen starting the annual Schrodinger's Cat parade. After marching around the complex they open the box to determine the status of the cat. Much to everyone's surprise, this year they discovered that cat was truly alive and dead. 

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Marsfan wrote 07/10/2015 at 01:16 point

After finding the Higgs Boson. Cornelia scientists realized it had dies within a second of its discovery, so they decided to hold a solemn  funeral for one of the most important things in the universe. 

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Bryan Logie wrote 07/10/2015 at 00:25 point

We represent...the Higgs Field Guild, the Higgs Field Guild, the Higgs Field Guild! And in the name of the Higgs Field Guild...we wish to welcome you to Quantumland!

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Reg wrote 07/10/2015 at 00:07 point

Freemasons, scientologists and creationists all show their support of Diversity day at CERN.

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Kid Iccurus wrote 07/09/2015 at 23:52 point

We gather here to mourn the deaths of all those brave and  noble components that left this world surrounded by magic smoke to reside forever in great the parts bin in the sky.

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rrwells97 wrote 07/09/2015 at 23:37 point

The old amplifier went, "pop"... condolences to Snap and Crackle.

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callmesuperman wrote 07/09/2015 at 23:24 point

Really, are we doing this thing again?!  There better be cake in the break room when we get done.

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Rob wrote 07/09/2015 at 23:16 point

In a rare showing of solidarity, the bean counters joined the dust busters, atom smashers, and matter mixers to mourn the loss of their beloved test equipment.

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rrwells97 wrote 07/09/2015 at 23:10 point

CERN's not-so-clever ruse to dispose of radioactive waste.

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EncoreTech wrote 07/09/2015 at 23:10 point

CERN's summer office party of 1966 featured a little known USA band called The Warlocks: This little-known encounter was The Grateful Dead's true inspiration.

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leebeau wrote 07/09/2015 at 23:04 point

the cover art for Abby road and Sargent peppers when smashed into each other at high speed release enormous amounts of energy and this image

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