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This Beautiful Canadian Won A Nobel Prize And Just Wanted To Talk About Hockey

You do you, Art.

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This Arthur B. McDonald. He just won a Nobel Prize. He is almost definitely smarter than you.

Queen's University

McDonald, a professor emeritus at Queen's University in Ontario, split the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics with Takaaki Kajita of the University of Tokyo.

His area of research is neutrinos — itty bitty little subatomic particles that are part of what makes our universe.

He did that work using a lab buried 2,000 metres underground that basically looks like a super villain's secret lair.


What we're saying here is McDonald is a highly impressive human. So you'd think that when he got the call from the Nobel Prize committee it would be very proper and scientific and mention quarks a few times.

Nope. McDonald — bless him — wanted to talk about hockey. The Maple Leafs, specifically.

According to the Ottawa Citizen, the conversation quickly went from physics to our national pastime.

"I had a discussion with Lars Bergstrom (a Swedish physicist) about hockey, and the fact that it would be nice if Mats Sundin still played for the Maple Leafs," he told the Citizen.

You're doing Canada proud, sir.

Lauren Strapagiel is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Toronto, Canada.

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