Of Science and Humour

This one’s for folks who believe scientists are drab folks … no sense of humour! I am reading about dark matter here. Well … they have two categories of dark matter … Machos and Wimps … No no … these are not mere words, they even dreamt up full forms of these, making these acronyms …

MACHO: Massive Astrophysical Compact Halo Objects

WIMP: Weakly Interacting Massive Particles

Almost as though someone thought up the words, and then made the expressions?


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