Tag Archives: 2014

December 4, 2014
November 20, 2014

"Vape" is named Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2014

vape, verb
Inhale and exhale the vapour produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device
vape, noun
An electronic cigarette or similar device; an act of inhaling and exhaling the vapour produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device

Last year’s word was selfie.

April 1, 2014

CERN to switch to Comic Sans

Following the viral success of ATLAS spokesperson Fabiola Gianotti’s presentation on 4 July 2012 announcing the discovery a new particle consistent with the Higgs boson, Gillies scrambled a team of emergency typographers to work towards the change. Working in shifts night and day for over a year, they deconstructed Gianotti’s presentation at the very tiniest level to study its fundamental structure. They then came up with a sophisticated statistical model to separate the font from the background content.

Not all April Fools jokes are worth sharing. This one most definitely is.

February 7, 2014