# You're too much of a physicist if

1. Sep 2, 2007

### Edgardo

Hi all,

I thought it would be funny to open a thread like this.
So feel free to post!

You're too much of a physicist if ...

...if you wear a T-shirt with the Maxwell equations on it.
...if you name your cat "Schrödinger".
...if you read "Quarkbällchen" and think of quarks. ("Quarkbällchen" (German word) are dough-balls with curd inside)
...if you write "1 $$\hbar our$$" instead of "1 hour"

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2. Sep 2, 2007

### Chi Meson

...if you actually get all those jokes.

Also:

...if you give long, detailed answers to benign questions like "How does this work?"
At parties.

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3. Sep 2, 2007

### moose

Haha oh god. I stay away from answering these questions for this very reason.

4. Sep 2, 2007

### ZapperZ

Staff Emeritus
... if, when approaching a red traffic light, you speed up even faster, hoping that it'll appear green.

:)

Zz.

5. Sep 2, 2007

### Gokul43201

Staff Emeritus
...and you actually say this to the cop, 3 minutes later.

6. Sep 2, 2007

### DaveC426913

... you spend your first ocean cruise in your cabin jury-rigging a motion recorder.

what! what!

7. Sep 2, 2007

8. Sep 2, 2007

### Staff: Mentor

When I was in grad school, I heard that one of the women among us who normally wore jeans and T-shirts once needed a nice dress to wear for some formal function. She called up a local department store, asked about what they had available, then, "can you give me an order of magnitude estimate on the price?"

This was long before you could simply browse the store's Web site to find out such things, of course.

9. Sep 3, 2007

### seerongo

If your're having a half-life crisis...

10. Sep 23, 2007

### Edgardo

LoL. A couple of years ago I was playing Half-Life (the pc game) and one day I realized that the name "Half-Life" comes from nuclear physics. The lambda made sense then.

11. Sep 23, 2007

### TeTeC

You use your wave physics textbook as a mousepad ? (guess what : the desk surface doesn't seem to be a good one...)

12. Sep 23, 2007

### genneth

... other people keep away from one of the junior common rooms for the entire year because the blackboard is covered in equations you scribbled down whilst doing work in a group.

13. Sep 24, 2007

### Reshma

For those who do computer programming...they think in hexadecimal instead of decimal.

14. Sep 24, 2007

### Staff: Mentor

Or if they confuse Halloween and Christmas because 31 OCT = 25 DEC.

15. Sep 24, 2007

Tee hee.