The Boffin Family in a Traffic Jam

On the way back to the blueberry patch yesterday, we got stuck in construction traffic, as to be expected.  This was on I-94 in Indiana.  Those of you who know the road also know that it gave us time to admire the many billboards advertising attorneys and their services, mainly how they can help us collect money from the many ways we injure ourselves.

“Got your head stuck in a garbage disposal?  We can get you cash!”

Anyway, at one point, two drivers in front of us decided to lunge for the same empty spot and nearly collided.  Of course, since I remembered the Pauli exclusion principle which states that two identical fermions cannot occupy the same space at the same time, I had to speak up.

Me:  You know, there is this thing called physics.

The Sprog:  Yeah, other people use it.

The Boffin:  They were trying to make a neutron star.

Neutron Star Illustrated By Casey Reed - Penn State University (Casey Reed - Penn State University) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Neutron Star Illustrated By Casey Reed – Penn State University (Casey Reed – Penn State University) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Of course, a full lesson on black holes and neutron stars for the Sprog ensued when she didn’t understand her father’s joke.

Like I said before, I live in an episode of The Big Bang Theory.  This is the conversation every family has in the car, surely?

9 thoughts on “The Boffin Family in a Traffic Jam

  1. Does a Neutron Star do the Neutron Dance?

    And it’s hard to say
    just how some things never change
    and it’s hard to find
    any strength to draw the line
    I’m just burning doin’ the neutron dance!

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