Week 14’s image may have had us at a loss for words, but it definitely didn’t slow down the intrepid caption contest entrants on Hackaday.io! Thanks to everyone who entered. We still have no idea what that device is, though we are sure that we wouldn’t want to be standing under it. Just look at those 4×4 sections of lumber holding everything up. What’s the French translation for “sketchy as hell”? The device definitely includes a pressure or vacuum vessel of some sort. Beyond that, your guess is as good as ours. We’ll keep an eye on CERN’s image discussion page in case an answer does pop up.
- “Damn it Athol, stop harping about protocol and hand me the duck tape. This is nuclear physics, not rocket science!” – [The Green Gentleman]
- “This will mix a mean Margarita for the party tomorrow, I promise you!.”- [Mats L]
- “To long have we tried to smash particles, now we will blend them.” – [paul]
The winner for this week is [LongHairedHacker] with: “After weeks of complicated assembly the team finally found out that the IKEA Årc, was in fact not a fusion reactor. It did make a hell of an espresso though.”
As promised, [LongHairedHacker] will be taking home a Bus Pirate From The Hackaday Store!Congratulations!
Accidents happen! When you’re working on the bleeding edge of science and technology, things don’t always go as planned. In this image, we’re looking at what appears to be the result of some sort of failure. We’re not sure what the piece of equipment was, but “was” is the proper term – as it’s now charred to a crisp.
The two scientists investigating the damage don’t seem to be worried about the radiation warning posted on the end of the machine’s aperture. Hopefully they know what they’re doing!
Last week’s prize was a Bus Pirate. This week we’re giving away another Dangerous Prototypes design, a Logic Pirate from The Hackaday Store.
Add your humorous caption as a comment to this project log. Make sure you’re commenting on the 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.
29 thoughts on “CAPTION CERN CONTEST – Accidents Happen”
You guys are great! Have you ever done a story on nightscout? Its an open source platform to manage diabetes.
They all laughed at Wolfgangs atomic kegerator but who’s laughing now!
“I could go for a snack” he says
“I bet we could make toast right between those coils” he says
“That’s not ‘too much smoke’ ” he says
Where the hell is he now that I’m cleaning up his damn “toast!”
After adding the black paint and the radiation sign to the freezer, Dr. Fritzing declared “There, now no one will steal my ice cream sandwiches again!”
Golf clap :) Well played, sir.
Yep, there’s your problem. You didn’t use quality GM parts.
Oh… That’s where I left that plutonium.
I told you to change the oil in that damn thing! Now look what happened!
Bob! we’re gonna get soooo busted if they find out we were making s’mores in this thing ….
Great captions! But don’t forget – you have to put them on the contest log https://hackaday.io/contest/4200-caption-cern-contest/log/17889-caption-cern-contest-week-15 for them to count.
I’m too lazy.
Maybe you should also have a “Lazy Bastard Honourable Mention”? (Too (much of a) Lazy (Bastard) to register.)
Warning sign survives time travel test intact.
(too lazy to register)
Good one! I’m too lazy to register also.
It’s a burned electromagnet from the Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS). See
http://cerncourier.com/cws/article/cern/28470 and also http://home.web.cern.ch/fr/about/accelerators/super-proton-synchrotron
Short lifed elements are produced when the high energy proton beam hits parts of the machine, it explains the radiation sign. Fortunately, it’s safe to work after some days, due to the fast decaying of isotopes.
Well, duh… But that’s not funny.
CBA to register either, “I told you we didn’t have enough warning signs”.
Cameraman: “Do something science-y”
Engineer: “What? It’s burnt to shit!”
OMG they found the remains of Bomb 20 (Dark Star)
“This is the last time Marty stops by to use our amp. You remember what he did to Doc Brown’s, right?”
Off screen engineer #1: Keep your blasted hand off the samoflange.
Engineer #2: Samoflange? What the hell is a samoflange??
Eureka! We finally proved the ‘Smoke Theory!’
“Just whack it on the top with your fist-should fix the vertical hold…again.”
-What does it say?
-Made in china…
Damn! I still only got one bar!!!
So, uh, Bob, I’m thinking this is the wrong part…see here, it reads, PU-236 explosive space modulator. That can’t be right…
Y’all who are too lazy to register on Hackaday.io are really missing out.
You see, once they see the black and gray paint I’ve airbrushed onto it, they’ll think it’s ruined and toss it in the dumpster. Then later tonight, we drive by and… it’s all ours!
I told you it needed a 30 inch clearence minimum from the wall. Commenting on the contest log.
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