Illustration for article titled 23 Hilarious, Weird, and Funny Science Photos From Fermilab

When I put together this post showing some awesome science photos, I expected to be amazed, but not to find myself becoming extremely cheerful. However, in the middle of digging for cool research image material, I went deep into Fermilab's Visual Media Services Photo Database and found a lot of visual treasure.

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Fermilab has more than 4,000 stock science photos, mostly captured for journalistic illustrations—and a few of them are funny as hell. Here is a selection of their best.

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Einstein learns that neutrinos faster than light

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Astronomical toilet paper

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Scientist Mandy Rominsky

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Cardboard H Higgs

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BaBar hunts for Dark Matter

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Decimal time (deci-time) clock

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Jellybean pie chart showing composition of the Universe

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Water wave

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Andrew Sonnenschein at the MINOS Underground Hall for data

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Cans of data on shelves for data storage

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This happens all the time

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Styrofoam cups with bite marks

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Selda Esen and a CMS Starter Kit

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Physics in TV and Film

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Physics in TV and Film

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String Theory written in string

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Universal Accord recipe

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"Dark Matter" written in Braille

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Foreign currencies in ziplock bags

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Jelly Bean Universe - representing the percentages of Dark Matter, Dark Energy and Normal Atomic Matter

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Bottle of wine won by Michael Witherell for solving a mathematical equation

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Ice Cream and Accelerating Cavity

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Wilson Hall night time reflection with Sloan star field image and CDF Top Quark image

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