How to make 3,5 million people take a particle physics lecture

"Large hadron collider" must have been one of the most popular Google and YouTube searches during the last few weeks. Which probably provides part of the explanation for this films 3.5 million viewership so far. The other parts are probably a) that's it's pretty catchy in it's own geeky way and b) that it actually explains stuff. Kind of like a 50 min science special on tv condensed into slightly less than five minutes. With a beat. And we LOVE the hard hats.
We don't think CERN emplyee Cate McAlpine (a k a Alpinekat) had a clue to what would happen when she recorded and uploaded this. But that's the nature of the viral beast.

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