A little engineering humor.......
A major research institution recently announced the discovery of the heaviest element yet known to science.
The new element was named Governmentium.
Governmentium has 1 neutron, 12 deputy neutrons, 75 assistant neutrons, and 224 deputy assistant 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.
Governmentium is formed whenever morons reach a certain quantity in concentration. This hypothetical quantity is referred to as "Critical Morass". When catalyzed with money, Governmentium becomes Administratium, an element that radiates just as much energy as Governmentium since it has half as many peons but twice as many morons.
Governmentium, even in minute amounts, causes a reaction to take four days to complete, when it normally would take less than a second. Governmentium does not decay. Instead it undergoes a reorganization, during which a portion of the assistant neutrons and deputy neutrons exchange places. In fact, each of these reorganizations actually causes governmentium's mass to increase, since each reorganization causes more morons to become neutrons and, in the process, to form isodopes.
An influx of governmentium was witnessed recently in conjunction with Hurricane Katrina.