In search of fame I spread around
A rumour that the Higgs was found;
But now it’s clear it wasn’t true,
My career has just gone down the loo.
(by Peter Coles, aged 47½)
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The LHC, to be quite crass,
Was meant to find the origin of mass.
But should it fail, the cost we’ll soon find
To be an embarassment of an entirely new kind.
Can I submit your name for the Poet Laureate position?
I wasn’t aware that it was vacant…
I think the incument would resign when he sees the quality of your composition(s).
The LHC was badly delayed,
Yet still the UK public paid,
And now we may have have lost the race,
To find the Higgs and save our face.
Suddenly, nothing happened.
A particle physicist named Dorigo
Showed a remarkable lack of ego:
He never claimed credit for a rumour
Blaming it instead on his informants’ twisted sense of humour.
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