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  • Scientists Discover New Subatomic Particle

    Posted by Jonathan on March 31st, 2016 (All posts by )

    The Chihuahuaon.

     

    5 Responses to “Scientists Discover New Subatomic Particle”

    1. Mike K Says:

      I thought it was the new element “Governmentium.”

      The Higgs boson is an evanescent particle expiring after nanoseconds, while the Higgs ratchet seems to be a robust phenomenon, which has alternately been identified as “Governmentium” on the periodic table of the elements:

      The heaviest chemical element yet known to science. Governmentium (Gv) has 1 neutron, 12 assistant neutrons, 75 deputy neutrons, and 224 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312.

      These 312 particles are held together by forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called peons. Since Governmentium has no electrons, it is inert. However, it can be detected as it impedes every reaction with which it comes into contact. A minute amount of Governmentium causes one reaction to take over four days to complete when it would normally take less than a second. Governmentium has a normal half-life of three years; it does not decay, but instead undergoes a reorganization in which a portion of the assistant neutrons and deputy neutrons exchange places.

      In fact, Governmentium mass will actually increase over time, since each reorganization will cause some morons to become neutrons, forming isodopes.

      When catalyzed with money, Governmentium becomes Administratium–an element which radiates just as much energy as Governmentium since it has half as many peons but twice as many morons.

    2. TangoMan Says:

      Mike, clever. Upvote for you.

    3. Mike K Says:

      Not original with me but I have saved it for years.

    4. Grurray Says:

      Governmentium – ha, very amusing

      As for the canine element, Chihuahuaon looks very imposing, but for all around skills it’s tough to beat border collieon

    5. Joe Wooten Says:

      Variations of that joke have been around for decades. I first saw it as an engineer doing startup at the Comanche Peak nuclear station in 1981…..