It is a little-known -- and also untrue -- fact that physicist Erwin Schrödinger took up stand-up comedy as a hobby. Was his act funny, you ask? --About half the time, and you could never quite tell until it was over and they opened the doors!
So, I was driving to work, wearing my "Quantum Mechanic" cap, when I looked down at the speedometer and my cap vanished.
The day before, I was walking from the lab to get some lunch. Had the "Quantum Mechanic" hat on. Suddenly, this great big guy with a white beard stepped out of an alley. He looked at me like he could see right into my soul, and in a commanding voice, asked, "You wanna shoot some craps?"
(Man in the front row shouts, "Never happened!")
Albert? Albert, is that you?
Thank you, thank you -- are you guys throwing things, or just waving? Don't forget to tip the waitress.
Meanwhile, in real reality -- didja know there was such a thing as Xenotime? Yep. Alas, it's just a rare earth, but pretty kewl nonetheless. In solution, it often exhibits properties similar to those of thiotimoline compounds, except, of course, into parallel time rather than along linear time. Or so I've heard.
5 days ago