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Science Sing-Alongs: Higg Boson vs Google Periodic Table

DiscoblogBy Joseph CalamiaSep 9, 2010 7:53 PM


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If the 2008 Large Hadron Collider rap didn't appeal to your musical sensibilities, you might try two science songs now making the internets rounds. The first isn't really new at all: Joe Sabia has employed Google Instant for a pastiche based on Tom Lehrer's 1959 Elements Song, which in turn parodied Gilbert and Sullivan's 1879 Major General's Song. [via Boing Boing] Returning to the Large Hadron Collider, CERN's control center has hosted a sing-along. What's especially enjoyable about this parody of Flanders and Swann's The Hippopotamus Song are the physicists working in the background. See twelve seconds in--when one guy appears to do a face plant onto his desk. [via The Inverse Square] Not satisfied? Stay tuned for a hip-hop neuro-rap and Dr. Dre's forthcoming space-themed album, called The Planets. Related content: Discoblog: I Swear: Subatomic Particles Are Singing to Me! Discoblog: The Mother of all Rube Goldberg Machines! Discoblog: The OK Go Video: Playing With the Speed of Time Discoblog: Higgs Physicists’ Plan for Winning a Nobel Prize, Step 1: Stay Alive

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