Higgs Boson plush toy

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18 Responses to “Higgs Boson plush toy”

  1. Mazoola says:

    I just tried to order one, but their online store wouldn’t let me have the shipment tracked….

  2. sammich says:

    vorpalchick @ 9 + 14 oops! Hands up for posting an unresearched cheap joke… (I hadn’t followed your link) …but we have SO LITTLE TIME LEFT for such nicities :O(

  3. eustace says:

    It’s so cute! Not threatening at all!

  4. Tony Indindoli says:

    its filled with gravel?
    the gravel gives it mass…so…the source of mass in the universe is gravel?

    Hawkings bet $100 they never find the Higgs. So stock up, put them on ebay in 20 years, along with the jars of universal ether.

  5. mlennox says:

    It’s filled with gravel – notso suitable for babys crib I would imagine!

  6. wil9000 says:

    So cute! Like a unicorn! Exactly like, in fact.
    Maybe the Higgs Boson exists, and maybe it doesn’t, but no matter what, they’ll keep looking for it, no matter what the results of their experiments are. One of the things it will help explain, if it exists, is string theory, which a lot of the smartest people believe in, but also a lot of the smartest people are starting to think is a dead end, the alchemy of the 21st century. Even Newton believed in Alchemy, and it led to modern day chemistry and physics, but it was, at its heart, nonsense. String theory proposes lots of great ideas, but most of them are untestable, and will remain untestable forever. Hopefully there will be an offshoot of string theory that will lead to something more than just an exercise in navel gazing.

  7. sammich says:

    vorpalchick @ 9 – we haven’t yet survived even one collision, so far they’ve only sent the beam round in one direction at once. The end of the universe had been “tentatively scheduled” for the 21st of October, but it’s ahead of scedule at the moment, so we could die sooner! :D
    http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2008/09/first-beam-circ.html

    i hope you kept the reciept for your t-shirt…

  8. arkizzle says:

    Wow! SO accurately described, it’s like they had a photo and an introduction :)

  9. axoplasm says:

    Before my son was born, I never could remember the word for pre-term labor (”Braxton Hicks” contractions) and kept calling them “Higgs boson contractions.” They do sound similar when it’s late at night and you think you’re about to emit a new person.

  10. Eater of beef says:

    Ten dollars for a sack of gravel.

    Now THAT’S a bargain!

  11. Robbo says:

    My friend, Fred, asks: “Does it come with it’s own plushy black hole?”

    Eeeew.

  12. mightymouse1584 says:

    this year’s must have toy

  13. mdh says:

    I already knew the universe was made of wool and gravel.

  14. vorpalchick says:

    sammich @ 12

    LOL did you check out the http://MadSciStuff.com website? They memtion that collisions will start on October 21 and they even have a guarantee that if the world does get destroyed in the end, all evidence that you bought one of their ‘I survived’ t-shirts will be destroyed to save you any embarassment haha! There’s no risk :P Your cash will be destroyed too so… LOL

    But I think you have completely missed the point of these tees. It is to defy the silly media and people who jumped at the first chance of spreading spreading such a dumb and sensational story.

  15. vorpalchick says:

    This is so cute! I want one to go with the I survived the LHC experiment tshirt i got from http://www.madscistuff.com

    Acutally I think i’ll need another shirt for the higgs boson too :P

  16. Randwulf says:

    So this is the face of God? I’m strangely comfortable with that.

  17. LightningCrash says:

    @#13: HAHAHAHAHAHA

    RE OP: This is awesome. It was only a matter of time.

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