Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

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It is predicted that the world will end at 3am ET when CERN’s Large Hadron Supercollider was turned on, creating a giant black hole that will suck the earth into it, destroying everything. Since we still exist, I guess it’s time to sing a little, right? [4:49]

Credits:

There has been a lot of interest in the original mp3, lyrics, and vocals for remixing. You can find all that here.

Images came from:
particlephysics.ac.uk, space.com, the Institute of Physics, NASA, Symmetry, and Marvel

The talented dancers doubled as camera people, with some work by Neil Dixon. Stock footage is CERN’s.

Will Barras is responsible for the killa beats.

And thanks to MC Hawking, who first thought of using computer-voice to bring Stephen Hawking to the world of rap.

The rapper has a day job (we agree this is a good thing) as a science writer.

They’ll have a lot of data to sort. 15 million GB per year, actually. Want to get involved and donate your computer’s downtime? Try LHC@home.

Comments

  1. #1 biosparite
    September 10, 2008

    As Sarah Palin could have told you, the world can’t end until the Jews all return to Israel. “St. John the Divine, raving in the wilderness, stuffing the luggage of future madmen.” Robert Stone, A FLAG FOR SUNRISE.

  2. #2 CyberLizard
    September 10, 2008

    Thanks for reminding me of the musical significance of this event! Unfortunately, some of the links you provided don’t work for me. I get 403 and 404 errors :(

  3. #3 Make$$$BlogXomba
    September 10, 2008

    Well, they won’t be colliding for a few months and full power in about a year..the video..well, how dumbed-down can anyone try to make it? lol Hilariously bad!