P(h)unny physics

I rediscovered an old favorite, User Friendly, and started poking around in the archives. I came across this:

I got the joke/pun and laughed out loud, but then I started wondering what a brane actually was so I went a-lookin’ (using define:”whatever” you need defined without the “” in Google’s search box) and found this definition at good ol’ PBS:

brane: any of the extended objects that arise in string theory. A one-brane is a string, a two-brane is a membrane, a three-brane has three extended dimensions, etc. More generally, a p-brane has p spatial dimensions.

P-brane. LOL!


Peabrain. Oh, those physicists!

I wonder what a no-brane(r) is? *gigglesnort*

Whadya mean, I must have one?

By Keera Ann Fox

I am a bi-lingual American who has lived most of my life in Norway.
Jeg er en tospråklig amerikaner som har bodd mesteparten av mitt liv i Norge.

4 replies on “P(h)unny physics”

OK, I\’ve got to know from you two: Is it the User Friendly comic that\’s not working, or my, uh, explanation/own silly pun?IMO, it doesn\’t really matter if you don\’t get physics, since all you need to know is that \”brane\” rhymes with \”brain\” and the undead with cravings = zombies. Well, that\’s all I needed to know.


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