Theoretical Particle or Tasty Treat?

By: Staff

4 Min Quiz

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Subatomic theory is a rapidly changing field. Take our quiz to see if you can distinguish between theoretical particles and delicious dessert snacks!

Mmmm … sparticles. Sounds yummy. But is that complex physics or a delicious snack?

Sorry, snack fans. In subatomic theory, sparticles (AKA superpartners) are supersymmetric versions of standard particles.

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Pocky is the name used to describe a….

Created in 1966, Pocky is a Japanese treat consisting of a stick-shaped cookie dipped in delicious chocolate.

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Preons: edible or theoretical?

Think of preons as tiny building blocks which make up the known element particles, like quarks and leptons. 

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Darioles: something to snack on or theorize about?

Darioles are French treats which consist of either pastry shells or molded chocolate complete with a delectable filling.

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Are gravitons the latest dessert craze or another particle that makes up the universe?

In subatomic theory, gravitons are the theoretical, massless particles that carry the force of gravity.

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Is a mendiant something scientific or something to eat?

Mendiants, which originated in France, are small disks of chocolate topped with yummy extras like nuts or fruit.

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Are squarks a potential particle or the latest candy on the market?

A squark is a type of sparticle; think of it as the supersymmetric version of the quark.

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Teurgoule: theoreticle particle or sweet treat?

Teurgoule, which hails from Normandy, is a slow-cooked sweet rice pudding topped with a caramelized crust.

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Tachyon: something to snack on or study?

Theoretically, tachyons are particles that travel faster than light (if they actually exist, that is).

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Skor: theoretical particle or tasty treat?

Like toffee? Skor is Hershey's answer to the Heath bar, and features crisp butter toffee enrobed in milk chocolate.

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