Here at Aspectus PR we make no secret of being passionate about our clients’ industries. In some cases, this manifests itself in what can only be described as full-blown geekery, so you can imagine our excitement when industry developments hit the main news agenda. The engineering team was testing the laws of gravity with its edge-of-the seat position yesterday as the world waited for the announcement from CERN.
The only thing we like more than an excuse to indulge our inner geek is ropey humour. In this case the two have collided (no pun intended…well maybe only a little bit). Twitter community, we thank you. Here are some of our favourites – let us know which ones you’ve enjoyed!
Now the Higgs is confirmed, it’s more fun to say you want to “reduce your interactions with the Higgs field” than “lose weight.”
— Peter Cooper (@peterc) July 4, 2012
BREAKING: Scientists find the famed ‘Bob Particle’-phenomenon that makes money faster than speed of light
— Rory Bremner (@rorybremner) July 4, 2012
@rorybremner On Friday we find that the major clearing banks have, behind closed doors, been fixing the Higgs energy at 126.5 GeV for years
— John Homewood (@Dr_JAH) July 4, 2012
Overheard on the newsdesk: “I don’t care what the Higgs boson headline is, just make sure we spell Hadron correctly.”
— Guardian style guide (@guardianstyle) July 4, 2012
At the end of the #higgs announcement, one of the CERN team will pause, nonchalantly say “oh, one more thing”, then calmly teleport away.
— Tom Scott (@tomscott) July 4, 2012
My bosons bring all the quarks to the yard, And they’re like, it’s better than charmed, I could attract, but I have no charge #Higgs
— Marc McEntegart (@SirJolt) July 4, 2012
Now they’ve sorted this Higgs boson lark and they didn’t accidentally end time, we should be allowed to go round the collider in bobsleighs.
— HeardinLondon (@HeardinLondon) July 4, 2012
Great. Found the Higgs Boson, lost Robin Van Persie. The universe balances itself out yet again.
— Dara Ó Briain (@daraobriain) July 4, 2012
And with the last word, the Telegraph’s brilliant cartoonist, Matt.