So how can we dispel the fear that the world is going to be sucked into a black hole by the CERN Large Hadron Collider and leave us all to eat in the dark? Ooh, I know -- subatomic particle plushies! That's right folks, the Particle Zoo is now selling all your favorite particles. They're $9 apiece and can be purchased separately or in sets (that's not even all of them in the picture there). Each is packed with a material appropriate for their mass (lighter ones filled with foam, heavier ones with gravel). Whee! I love soft things. But be warned: the last time I thought I was bringing a charm quark home she turned out to be strange. I did get to see her photons though.
Hit the jump for more pictures and a link to the store.
Thanks Russ, I want them all too.