As it's the silly season..

  wiz-king 19:08 28 Aug 2008
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I will pass on an e-mail that I received this afternoon from South Africa.

Quantum Physics And Organisations

A major research institution has recently announced the discovery of the heaviest element yet known to science. The new element has been named *Governmentium*.

Governmentium (Gv) has one neutron, 25 assistant neutrons, 88 deputy neutrons, and 198 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312. These 312 particles are held together by forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called peons.

Since Governmentium has no electrons, it is inert. However, it can be detected, because it impedes every reaction with which it comes into contact. A minute amount of Governmentium can cause a reaction which would normally take less than a second - to take over four days to complete.

Governmentium has a normal half-life of 4 years; it does not decay, but instead undergoes a reorganization in which a portion of the assistant neutrons and deputy neutrons exchange places. In fact, Governmentium's mass will actually increase over time, since each reorganization will
cause more morons to become neutrons, forming isodopes.

This characteristic of moron promotion leads some scientists to believe that Governmentium is formed whenever morons reach a critical concentration.

This hypothetical quantity is referred to as Critical Morass. When catalyzed with money, Governmentium becomes Administratium an element which radiates just as much energy as Governmentium since it has half as many peons but twice as many morons.

  jack 20:17 28 Aug 2008

Is there a cure?

  rdave13 20:26 28 Aug 2008

'This characteristic of moron promotion leads some scientists to believe that Governmentium is formed whenever morons reach a critical concentration'
Never a true word spoken in jest.
Nice to have a laugh.

  rdave13 20:29 28 Aug 2008

Laughing a bit so 3rd line should be.. 'There's many a true word spoken in jest'

  Bingalau 20:36 28 Aug 2008

wiz-king.
Hope you don't mind but I have just pinched your e-mail from South Africa to send to interested peons in my address book, most notable one friend who works in Zimbabwe. Sounds a much worse money catalysed Governmentium in Zimbabwe though. Thanks for the laugh.

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