“You know," said Arthur, "it's at times like this, when I'm trapped in a Vogon airlock with a man from Betelgeuse, and about to die of asphyxiation in deep space that I really wish I'd listened to what my mother told me when I was young."
"Why, what did she tell you?"
"I don't know, I didn't listen.”
From The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams, Author (1952-2001)
Friday, 16 August 2013
A long wait at the bar ...
Experiments can take a while to yield results but physicists at Trinity College Dublin have waited since 1944 to successfully see a drop of black stuff.