Caption CERN Contest Week 24

A contest log for Caption CERN Contest

Caption CERN, win a prize!

Adam FabioAdam Fabio 07/16/2015 at 05:2670 Comments

Week 24: 7/15/2015 - 9pm PDT 7/22/2015

The scientists at CERN always take a personal stake in their work. Pushing mankind's knowledge of science and high energy physics takes a special breed of person. Thankfully this special breed always seems to have a fun side as well. Here we see a CERN scientist posing behind a ... a device. It looks to be some kind of coil or beamline part, though the actual use is thus far a mystery even to CERN's own staff. We do know this shot was taken in June of 1973, the same month as one of the longest solar eclipses on record - over 7 minutes of totality! Was this part of some CERN solar experiment? Could it have been part of a particle accelerator? Was this scientist just working on his latest art project - perhaps part of a dodecagon exploration?

You be the judge!

This week's prize is a Teensy 3.1 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.


Steel_9 wrote 07/23/2015 at 20:50 point

Here we have the Abyss by CERN, and proof that if you stare long enough into the Abyss, the Abyss will stare back at you.

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Reg wrote 07/23/2015 at 16:44 point

The very first Time Tunnel was too small, CERN have never made that mistake since.

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slartibartfast wrote 07/23/2015 at 00:49 point

Before Dr. Manhattan, there was the Manhattan Rat..... cause only a rat would fit in the first prototype of the Intrinsic Field Subtractor

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Reg wrote 07/22/2015 at 20:39 point

The Small Hadron Collider was a total flop, but at least they could still smile about it.

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Lou wrote 07/22/2015 at 19:25 point

It slices, it dices, it will trim every hair on your head, including nose and ears, while at the same time giving you a complete head massage.  

Order now and we will throw in a second one absolutely free, you only pay separate shipping and handling. 

As an added bonus we will even throw in a genuine simulated wood comb to keep your hair as neat as the day it was trimmed! 

Only availabel on CERN TV.  

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Reg wrote 07/22/2015 at 18:58 point

Now, just over forty years later, we have an "Accelerator on a Chip". But back then Bob was a maverick blazing a solo trail, he dared to dream small, when everyone else at CERN was thinking big.

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John Duffy wrote 07/22/2015 at 14:57 point

While she did get close, Stacey's attempts at combining heavy muons to create friends never did succeed. 

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DainBramage wrote 07/21/2015 at 19:49 point

"Ah, there's the automatic electromagnetic hydraulic cable crimper,", thought Michael as he stood on a stool looking at the top shelf of CERN's mechanical storage room. Why the paparazzi photographer had chosen that particular shelf to hide on was anyone's guess, but Michael didn't care and was just glad to finally find the tool he had spent the entire morning looking for.

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alan wrote 07/21/2015 at 17:36 point
Sugar, spice, and everything nice, these were the ingredients chosen to create the perfect little girl... also, a high-power Electron–positron annihilation device Professor Utonium stole from CERN was used.

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jsm.lew wrote 07/21/2015 at 15:53 point

yeah, but will it run crysis?

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Jarrett wrote 07/21/2015 at 14:59 point

In development is a distant cousin of the Wankel rotary engine, hampered only slightly by the inability of the engineers to stop giggling when they say the name.

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EngineerAfterLunchTime wrote 07/20/2015 at 23:55 point

What's that?  What's it called?  

You look through it, I call it the, "CERN interface".

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vegipete wrote 07/20/2015 at 23:10 point

The world's first MRI scanner had a problem: even Schroedinger's cat couldn't fit inside the field magnets.

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EncoreTech wrote 07/20/2015 at 21:35 point

CERN, low on funding, teams up with RONCO, to bring you.. the in-shell scrambled egg cooker!

(radiation suit sold separately)

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Reg wrote 07/20/2015 at 17:15 point

CERN's first in-house edition of "Where's Waldo?" was just far too easy.

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thomasdr wrote 07/20/2015 at 16:25 point

 Scene from upcoming episode of Doctor Who Baby Face Of Boe.

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jsm.lew wrote 07/20/2015 at 15:55 point

1 or 2.. 1 or 2.. is it better? 

2 or 3... 2 or 3.. ok.

  ok now, lets do 3 or 4.. 3 or 4... any change? 

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Ben wrote 07/20/2015 at 07:30 point

Care for a little necrophilia? Hmmm? (Brazil 1985 cit.)

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Ben wrote 07/20/2015 at 07:27 point

We are CERN, you'll be assimilated

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Tran Tuan wrote 07/20/2015 at 03:40 point

This looks like a sunflower. A smile for a scientific phenomena being discovered. Science are great!

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