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Old 04-01-2013, 03:22pm   #1 (permalink)
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In an unprecedented gesture in the history of particle physics, Sergio Bertolucci, Director of Research, announced this morning that CERN is going to do something unusual: give away fundamental particles.

“Given the interest manifested over the past years by the general public for the Higgs boson search, we felt that we had to give some back as a token of appreciation”, said Dr Bertolucci. “As CERN, we have always believed in sharing the results of our research, and the time has come to make that tangible. This is our way of saying thanks for the incredible level of enthusiasm that has greeted this discovery”. The new particle’s discovery was announced at a special seminar on 4 July last year.

Both the ATLAS and CMS experiments have generously accepted to donate some of their precious Higgs bosons. Particles such as Higgs bosons are created from the energy released in proton-proton collisions in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). However, Higgs bosons are extremely rare, being created only once out of one million million such collisions.

“We hope the lucky few who will receive a Higgs boson will cherish them as much as we do”, said Dr Bertolucci.

Each boson will come with a complete set of instructions on how to properly care for it. To enter this lottery, please send an e-mail to Higgs.lottery@cern.ch. A Higgs boson will be sent to the ten lucky winners chosen randomly from all requests received within 24 hours of publishing this post.

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Old 04-01-2013, 04:16pm   #2 (permalink)
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I'm getting a blue one
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:36pm   #4 (permalink)
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puttin' mine on ebay
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:22pm   #5 (permalink)
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meh, i have a whole barn full of those things....they smell just like seasoned horse poo. free for the taking.
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:43pm   #6 (permalink)
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Is that the place Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Phd, was supposed to go, but never made it?
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:52pm   #7 (permalink)
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meh, i have a whole barn full of those things....they smell just like seasoned horse poo. free for the taking.
...tryin' to make a buck here...
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...tryin' to make a buck here...
i'm your guy. i have a huge supply, come and get them and sell them all.
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:26pm   #9 (permalink)
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Silly me, I thought he said bossom!
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:18pm   #10 (permalink)
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A piece of God....better be careful.
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:51pm   #11 (permalink)
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my house is already filled with those damn things, all they do is spin around and occasionally run into one another.
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Already have one. It's kept in a box with 3 lbs of dark matter. Five or six yards of waterline and a few muffler bearings in there, as well.
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I want one encased in carbonite.
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:23pm   #14 (permalink)
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I can offer one cased in unobtainium if that will work for you?
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:13pm   #15 (permalink)
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Pics of higgs boson?
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:47pm   #16 (permalink)
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Particle Man, Particle Man, doing things that a particle can. What's he like? It's not important, Particle man.
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:08pm   #18 (permalink)
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I can offer one cased in unobtainium if that will work for you?
Hrrmmm... Might have to consider that.

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Yes! TMBG are great.

Bummed I'm going to miss them this summer. Supposed to put on a good show.
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