I’m at a beam time run right now and there are some rather strange parallels with being in a Las Vegas casino. There are no windows, one often loses track of time, one gets very little sleep and the alcohol is free (though one may not want to ingest ethanol). Thankfully, my pockets aren’t empty when returning from a beam time run. Similar to other beam time runs, I find myself enjoying science jokes (don’t ask me why).
The Guardian published a selection of some favorites a few years ago. There are some real humdingers in this batch. Some highlights:
What does the B in Benoit B Mandelbrot stand for?
Benoit B Mandelbrot
What does DNA stand for?
National Dyslexia Association
And a great little limerick:
A friend who’s in liquor production,
Has a still of astounding construction,
The alcohol boils,
Through old magnet coils,
He says that it’s proof by induction.