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Flat pack LHC


By Hamish Johnston

If you need cheering up on a dreary Monday, this cartoon has been making the rounds on the blogs…

Coming to an Ikea near you, it’s the HÄDRÖNN CJÖLIDDER.

No, it’s not a hair metal band from the 80s, it’s a flat pack version of the Large Hadron Collider.

The cartoon is in the form of assembly instructions from the Swedish giant and includes the pitfalls of poor assembly (involving a black hole) and the reward for getting it right.

The panel on the right deals with the injection of protons!

You can see the entire cartoon here.

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  1. I just bought a flat pack LHC. The cooling mechanism was missing though. I guess I’ll just have to cover it with ice cubes and blow hard enough!

  2. Nathaniel Dieselmeyer III

    There was an episode of Futurama a while back where Professor Farnsworth bought a super collider from IKEA. It had similar instructions.

  3. John Duffield

    LOL, I’m laughing my head off at the tick and cross box. That’s cruel.


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