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Collyer Captures Caption Contest

Paul Dlugokencky

In the April APS News, we invited readers to submit a physics-related caption for this cartoon drawn by APS News cartoonist Paul Dlugokencky. We then narrowed the field down to five finalists, and asked readers to vote for their favorite. Now the votes are in. 

Hundreds of people voted. The winner is Robert Collyer of Baton Rouge, LA, who submitted the caption, “Partway through their argument, Mary realizes that Albert does not understand the gravity of the situation.”

“I honestly entered on a lark,” Collyer said upon hearing he had won. “I thought it was funny.”

Collyer will receive a print of the cartoon signed by the artist, as well as a copy of the book Physics in the 20th Century and an APS tee shirt.

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