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Old 11-28-2012, 03:10 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by tubemonkey View Post
My bookstore lives in the interwebs. I just love the smell of fresh electrons as I open a newly downloaded book for the first time.
As an ex-physicist, I can say that most electrons are very, very old; not fresh. To get new ones, you need some kind of energetic creation process, like beta decay or particle induced pair production. So, make sure you wear a lead shield on your nose before sniffing those fresh electrons.

As an aside, bananas are rich in potassium, some of which beta decays to produce fresh electrons, so I can see where your preference comes from.
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