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Geek Trivia: The Quibble of the Week for Sept. 23, 2008

This week's quibble comes from the Sept. 16, 2008 edition of Geek Trivia, "The fact of (anti)matter." TechRepublic member RealGem flagged The Trivia Geek for being a bit limited in his description of the Large Hadron Collider.

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This week's quibble comes from the Sept. 16, 2008 edition of Geek Trivia, "The fact of (anti)matter." TechRepublic member RealGem flagged me for being a bit limited in my description of the Large Hadron Collider:

"The LHC will collide subatomic particles, as you said, like protons. But it will also be slamming atomic particles around: specifically lead ions."

True enough RG, true enough. For more information, as many other respondents noted, we commend unto you the official Large Hadron Collider educational rap video. Thanks for keeping a lookout in the LHC, and keep those quibbles comin'!

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