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More reactions to the “faster than light” neutrinos: Physicist will eat boxer shorts on live TV if it’s true

Cano/Jacklee, Phillip

With HP sauce? Lee & Perrins?

In “Particles Faster-Than-Light: Most Embarrassing Claim of Modern Science Ever?” (IB Times September 24, 2011), Drishya Nair reports,

Brian Cox, the TV presenter and physicist, told BBC Radio 6 Music: “If it is confirmed it will be the most important discovery in physics in at least the past 100 years. It is a very big deal, it requires a complete rewriting of our understanding of the universe … it is such an extraordinary claim that it is difficult to believe.”

Scientists around the world are so sure about the claims being wrong that a British physicist even said that he would eat his boxer shorts on live TV if the theory turned out to be true.

“That’s possible, but it’s far more likely that there is an error in the data. If the CERN experiment proves to be correct and neutrinos have broken the speed of light, I will eat my boxer shorts on live TV,” Prof Jim Al-Khalili, professor of Physics at Surrey University said according to The Telegraph.

Maybe Worcestershire?

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