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Lab Track: Nothing Is Faster Than Light For Now

Fellow Labber Cloe suggested this week’s lab track, in which Jonathan Mann (whose song-a-day channel has begotten such gems as Kittens in Space) laments the news that neutrinos do not actually go faster than the speed of light.

I pour one out for those slowpoke neutrinos. I know we’ll make you go faster than light someday.

Nothing Is Faster Than Light for Now
Jonathan Mann

I’d be lying if I said
That I’m not disappointed
That those neutrinos
Did not go faster than light
Even though the full ramification
Of faster than light particle fun
Is not something I fully understand
‘Cause I’m not that bright
Just to know that boundaries
Can be pushed as much as we please
by human beings and their ingenuity
Well that gets my blood pumping
Man, it’s really something
So hey scientists keep doing your thing

So now I’ll pour one out
For those slow poke neutrinos
I know we’ll make you go faster than light, someday
And we’ll go to Mars and beyond
We’ll go to the core of the earth and say yeah
We are human beings and we can do anything

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Ashley Hamer

Ashley Hamer (aka Smashley) is a saxophonist and writer living in Chicago, where she performs regularly with the funk band FuzZz and jazz ensemble Big Band Boom. She also does standup comedy, sort of, sometimes. Her tenor saxophone's name is Ladybird.

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