"A completely novel engineering material," is how Lyn Evans, the project manager of the collider, describes supercold helium. "For example, if you were to put it into a beaker? It could crawl out."I read this passage to my cara spoza and asked her, blankly, "is that how you feel about me?"
This is how they talk at CERN. If you stop them, and say, "What do you mean, crawl out?" The may go to a blackboard and begin with the math. You do not want them to do this.
She choked, because she couldn't decide whether to snort or to burst out laughing, so she did both simultaneously.