A Large Hadron Collider Would Be Easy to Build If Ikea Made It

So why exactly did CERN spend billions and billions of dollars building the Large Hadron Collider when Ikea sells a perfectly good alternative, the Hädrönn Cjölidder, for considerably less cash? Sure, its Compact Muon Solenoid is made from ugly particle board, but think of the money you'll save by building it yourself.

Actually, this amusing poster was spotted at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and uses the highly-recognizable style of Ikea instruction manuals to illustrate just how 'easy' it is to build a super collider. In just four steps you'll be accepting a Nobel prize for discovering the elusive Higgs Meatball. And you thought scientists didn't have a sense of humor. [BoingBoing]

A Large Hadron Collider Would Be Easy to Build If Ikea Made It