“Because they so rarely interact with matter we can shoot them straight through the Earth, and most will travel through without doing anything. Of course, most of them travel right through our detectors as well, but once in a blue moon one of them will interact – about one or so per day.” – Dr Lisa Falk Harris, a particle physicist at the University of Sussex, on the nature of neutrinos.

As an aside, I think it’s really kinky that you have different types of quarks, including “top” and “bottom”, which proves my point that science as well as sport is homoerotic.

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