Cheers to Science!

In celebration of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) going online and not creating a black hole that will swallow the Earth, introducing…

Black Hole MartiniThe Black Hole Martini

3½ oz vodka
½ oz black raspberry liqueur
Lemon twist for garnish (or to simulate particle creation)


The Alternative Universe Martini

3½ oz Blavod Black Vodka
Garnish with edible gold flakes or lemon

Here’s to science!

BTW, if you want to get updates as to whether or not the LHC has created an actual black hole that will consume the Earth, get up-to-the-second updates HERE (thanks John!).




  • Jm September 11, 2008 @ 10:25am

    So, um…Ed, can you give me a tutorial on this post?! 🙂

  • Ed September 11, 2008 @ 10:55am


    Excellent question!

    Although this whole thing about the LHC is pretty complicated particle physics, it’s best explained using this scene from the movie “Ghostbusters”:

    Dr. Egon Spengler: There’s something very important I forgot to tell you.
    Dr. Peter Venkman: What?
    Dr. Egon Spengler: Don’t cross the streams.
    Dr. Peter Venkman: Why?
    Dr. Egon Spengler: It would be bad.
    Dr. Peter Venkman: I’m fuzzy on the whole good/bad thing. What do you mean, “bad”?
    Dr. Egon Spengler: Try to imagine all life as you know it stopping instantaneously and every molecule in your body exploding at the speed of light.
    Dr Ray Stantz: Total protonic reversal.
    Dr. Peter Venkman: Right. That’s bad. Okay. All right. Important safety tip. Thanks, Egon.


  • Jm September 12, 2008 @ 10:35am

    Um, ok….So, when is the tutorial on your tutorial?

  • Ed September 12, 2008 @ 12:38pm

    Tell ya what, Jm… Have a look at this brilliantly explained article that appeared on the NY Times website. It is written by Brian Greene, who is the successor to Carl Sagan, noted Cornellian, physicist, author, and narrator of the classic television series “Cosmos”.

    [Thanks to my buddy Paul Fabiniak for the article]

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