Before the Big Bang

Scientists found the Higgs boson, the most sought-after particle in the history of physics, unleashing a torrent of tweets. A certain Hodgman had this to say: ‘Now that they found the particle, can we finally turn the Large Hadron Collider into a super fast alpine slide or zip line?’ Richard Horton had another point of view: ‘The problem this presents for the Nobel committee is systemic. The best science done today is by teams. The Nobels are outdated.’ In the words of Robert Kosara: ‘The Higgs boson will go down in history as that finding where the slides were all in Comic Sans.’ There was this from Frank Chimero: ‘I love that the Higgs-Boson presentation was in Comic Sans. Science laughs at your desire for order and purpose. Chaos everywhere!’ And from Ed Yong: ‘A Higgs boson walks into a bar. The barman doesn’t understand.’

False alarm
A suspicious item found in a dustbin near Infinity Mall, Andheri, made the mall a trending topic. Someone using the handle Sir Dard tweeted: ‘Infinity Mall claims the bomb was a promotion for its Monsoon Dhamaka sale.’ Rohit Banawlikar added: ‘If Infinity Mall had been blown up by a bomb, Bollywood would have lost 90 percent of its strugglers.’ There was also this comment from Nikhil Udupa: ‘I am in Infinity mall. No evacuation. People are chilling, being their usual overindulgent self. Don’t believe the news.’

The right look
When do women look hot? That question yielded these among other responses: ‘When they use both hands to pull their hair back and tie a ponytail in the middle of a conversation’, ‘when they struggle to get up in the morning’ and ‘when they are out of your league.’

The last word
From actor Anupam Kher: ‘Non stop rains, terrible traffic on highway, roads completely damaged, water clogged. Back of a truck says Mera Bharat Mahaan.’

— Lindsay Pereira is Editor, MiD DAY Online

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