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The Universe is Weird: A Song

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Published on Jul 20, 2012

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LYRICS

A quark can never exist by itself in isolation
Something very odd happens when you try to sepparate them
The energy it takes, to break up those two best friends
is just enough to create two more to join back up with them

A photon has no mass...and thus travels at light speed
If you're able imagine going that fast, and if you try I think you might be
You'd be emitted and absorbed in the exact same instant
even if you travelled from a star 13 billion light years distant.

[CGF - in various orders - standard tuning]
THE UNIVERSE IS WEIRD
I'm kinda freaking out
What is this all about
Infinite unbounded sets
and hadronizing gluon jets
We'll never understand
All of what we have at hand
At least that's what I fear

An electron has a strong charge, as strong as a proton
And a tiny mass but not nonexistant like the photon
You might want to take a seat now, cause this might hurt your mind
It has mass and charge, yes, but not, apparently, a size

There's a lot of stuff all around you right now
Your chair your friend your planet and your sister's neighbor's cow
Mundane mass and energy is all we know and undestand
but it's only 4% of what the universe has at hand

I was driving in a van with my brother and I said
John, hey, guess what, like, dude, NO EDGE!
Because the universe does not exist in any way we can conceive it
No center, no edge, no none of that, whether or not you can believe it

Once upon a time, in a gassy liquid stew
A molecule was like "hey, I turned me into you"
This may be the biggest mystery of all the ones in which we dwell
How the universe created a tool with which to know itself


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Comments • 2,618

Fourth-Dimensional Quasar
What do you mean the universe has no centre? I'm right here!
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Mit1mit2mity4
To be fair, when you make the distinction between observable universe and universe, time does start to matter and kinda counts as a dimension, making you the centre of the observable universe since you're at the centre of your light cone. When talking about the actual universe, saying you're at the centre doesn't make any sense. That's like saying you're at the midway point of 2 points on a great circle, such a notion just doesn't really exist.
Benjamin Keslar
+Fourth-Dimensional Quasar; K.
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MrsLedgerDepp
Can we talk about Hank's amazing hair in this video ??!? Cause damn.
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stellavravenclaw
MrsLedgerDepp +
DRAMA QUENN
MrsLedgerDepp I am here because of his hair ❤
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Ale Eros
DUDE, NO EDGE
Benjamin Keslar
At least that we can work out. 4 dimensional shapes and such.
medanman62
Ale Eros - There is a poster in the back too!
dreamergirl1293
I want Hank to guest star on the Big Bang Theory! I want him to sing at least on if not all of his songs!!! How cool would that be?!?
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ladybuggger
dreamergirl1293 I know this thread is super old, and I really love the physics discussion here, but I want to point out that, though TBBT might have inaccuracies, it does have a permanent character that is a real life neuroscientist (mayim bailik), and also another scientist on staff who double checks all the science stuff on the show. So, they do try to be as accurate as possible, and hank would be an AWESOME guest star. Maybe as a street musician singing his science songs who gets noticed by the main guys and they drop a dollar in his case, idk.
The Muslim Comb
+dreamergirl1293  COMMUNITY > big bang theory
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TJ Anderson
why doesn't this have more views!?
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Livin' to Learn
Dont worry, ill refresh it a hundred thousand times...it'll only take about 6 hours (yes, i actually calculated it)
Loojee715
+EXALTEDDIRT You stop that
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Will Stoller
Someone should make a remix of this called "The Internet is Weird" , if it hasn't been done yet.
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Will Stoller
+ItsKathryn Best of luck!
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Yeti Spaghetti
Sisters neighbors cow! The hell did you get in here?
Joaquin colon-nava
Well, he lives in Montana?
sara yossef
I just spent an hour searching gluon jets and now I know more things about particle physics than I ever thought I could learn at twelve years old.
Ryan101
+Bob Joeman She also admitted to being a girl. Next she's going to tell us her address. (PS, just kidding)
Bob Joeman
Heh, you admitted to being twelve on the internet. A mistake.
Patrish
A molecule was like "hey, I turned me into you". - Hank
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Blairisblood
Sounds like something Gavin Free would say.
Adam Martinelli
"I don't even know what's a real quote and what's not anymore" -John Green
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Vienna Ramirez
I have watched this video so many times that I know every word of the six quick announcements.
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Vienna Ramirez
Cause they are quick...
Erose 524
that's sad, why wouldn't you just skip to the song again?
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