Need a Laugh? Governmentium has been Discovered!

Season’s Greetings to all!

I thought a joke might be just the thing for the festive season, rather than tax too many brain cells. Here is something I came across a little while ago, one of my all-time favourite Geek Jokes.

The heaviest element yet known to science has been discovered.

The new element is Governmentium (Gv). It has one neutron, 25 assistant neutrons, 88 deputy neutrons and 198 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312.

These 312 particles are held together by forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lefton-like particles called peons. Since Governmentium has no electrons or protons, it is inert. However, it can be detected, because it impedes every reaction with which it comes into contact. A tiny amount of Governmentium can cause a reaction normally taking less than a second to take from four days to four years to complete.

Governmentium has a normal half-life of 2- 6 years. It does not decay but instead undergoes a reorganisation in which a portion of the assistant neutrons and deputy neutrons exchange places.

In fact, Governmentium’s mass will actually increase over time, since each reorganisation will cause more morons to become neutrons, forming isodopes.

This characteristic of moron promotion leads some scientists to believe that Governmentium is formed whenever morons reach a critical concentration. This hypothetical quantity is referred to as critical morass.

When catalysed with money, Governmentium becomes Administratium, an element that radiates just as much energy as Governmentium since it has half as many peons but twice as many morons. All of the money is consumed in the exchange, and no other byproducts are produced.

A classic isn’t it?:)

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4 thoughts on “Need a Laugh? Governmentium has been Discovered!

  1. This is too funny. I’m trying to figure out where to post this in my building. I’ll remove all identifying markers.

  2. “However, it can be detected, because it impedes every reaction with which it comes into contact.”

    So… it’s a higgs boson?

    Yes, an absolute classic. 🙂

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