Caption CERN Contest Enters Week 8

The Caption CERN Contest has been going great guns thanks to the community of users over on Hackaday.io. The contest just finished up its seventh week of finding funny captions for images which CERN has in their archives. CERN has decades of great photo documentation of their projects. Unfortunately they don’t know which project each image goes with, or who exactly is in the image. We’re helping them out where we can, by letting CERN know any information we can find on their photos. We’re also having some fun along the way, by giving out a T-Shirt for the best caption each week.

Here are some of the best quotes from week 7

The Funnies:

“Are Socks and Sandals acceptable safety equipment for the Demolition Pit? Yes, because these are Kelvar socks and Zylon sandals being testing. Quite uncomfortable, but these feet will survive a close proximity blast.” – [controlmypad]

“Check it out! One tube for each Ninja Turtle” – [OzQube]

“Before the LHC, hunting for the Higgs was much less glamorous.” – [Tachyon]

The winner of course is [Tim] with the featured image at the top of this article.

week6winrarIf [Tachyon] sounds familiar, that’s because he came up with the best caption back in week 6. Runners up for week 6 were:

“Damn Mario Brothers ….. ‘gotta save the princess’ How about watching where you’re going for once. – [Scott Galvin]

“Here at CERN, you don’t get shafted. You get tubed.” – [Rollyn01]

“Thank god the separator caught him. Another 50 meters, and he’d be nothing but quarks.” – [Curtis Carlsen]

Click past the break to check out this week’s image!

cern-8-smWith tens of thousands of captioned images in CERN’s library, we have a lot of work ahead of us! This week’s image features a CERN scientist and a piece of equipment which looks like it is rather special to him. Do you know what is going on in this image?

Add your humorous caption as a comment to the project log. Make sure you’re commenting on the log, not on the project 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.

Good Luck!

 

 

 

25 thoughts on “Caption CERN Contest Enters Week 8

      1. I believe it was a reference to Star Trek V: The Forgetable Episode
        Where they realize near the end of the movie that the cloaked Klingon warship has an exhaust port, so Spock and Dr. McCoy rewire a pHoton torpedo to be heat seeking…

    1. Agreed…with the way this site has been changing, I find myself looking at it less and less. This used to be a daily(hourly really) read for me, and now I only check it when I’m bored at work with nothing left to doodle. I miss the old HAD.

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