Science Sing-Alongs: Higg Boson vs Google Periodic Table

By Joseph Calamia | September 9, 2010 10:53 am

If the 2008 Large Hadron Collider rap didn’t appeal to your musical sensibilities, you might try two science songs now making the internets rounds.

The first isn’t really new at all: Joe Sabia has employed Google Instant for a pastiche based on Tom Lehrer’s 1959 Elements Song, which in turn parodied Gilbert and Sullivan’s 1879 Major General’s Song.

[via Boing Boing]

Returning to the Large Hadron Collider, CERN’s control center has hosted a sing-along. What’s especially enjoyable about this parody of Flanders and Swann’s The Hippopotamus Song are the physicists working in the background. See twelve seconds in–when one guy appears to do a face plant onto his desk.

[via The Inverse Square]

Not satisfied? Stay tuned for a hip-hop neuro-rap and Dr. Dre’s forthcoming space-themed album, called The Planets.

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  • http://Untitledvanityproject.blogspot.com Rhacodactylus

    It’ll never really compete with They Might Be Giants, will it?

  • http://www.deviledegg.org/ Deviled Egg

    Google Instant Search is so cool! I hadn’t heard of it before. Awesome!

  • http://www.xcutproductions.co.uk clive mcnally

    my name is clive mcnally i inervated the i phone and i know howto write the periodic table from hydrogen through to hydrogen = h2 he2/4 be4/8 c6/12 o8/16 ne10/20 mg12/24 si14/28 s16/32 ar18/36 ca20/40 ti22/44 cr24/48 fe26/52 ni28/56 zn30/60 ge32/64 se34/68 kr36/72 sr38/76 zr40/80 mo42/84 ru44/88 pd46/92 cd48/96 sn50/100 te52/104 xe54/108 ba56/112 ce58/116 nd60/120 sm62/124 gd64/128 dy66/132 er68/136 yb70/140 hf72/144 w74/148 os76/152 pt78/156 hg80/160 pb82/164 pd84/168 rn86/172 ra88/176th90/180 u92/184 pu94/188 cm96/192 cr98/196 pm100/200 nd102/204 rf104/208 sg106/212 hs108/216 _110/220 _112/224_114/228 _+_115/230 _113/226 _111/222 mt109/218 bh107/214db105/210lr103/206md101/202es99/198bk97/194am95/190np93/186 pa91/182 ac89/178 fr87/174 at85/170 bi83/166 ti81/162 au 79/158 ir77/154 re75/150 ta73/146 lu71/142 tm69/138ho67/134 tb65/130 ev63/126 pm61/122 pr59/118 la57/114 os55/110 i53/106 sb51/102 in49/98 ag47/94 rh45/90 tc43/86nb41/82 y39/78 rb37/74 br35/70 as33/66 ga31/62 cu29/58 co27/54 mn25/50 v23/46 sc21/42 k19/38 cl17/34 p15/30al13/26 na11/22 f9/18 n7/14 b5/10 li3/6 h20

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