10 things to do with Quantum Physics for Babies when you’ve run out of babies

Chris Ferrie
3 min readJun 2, 2022

Have you run out of babies to read awesome science books to? Don’t toss them in the bin yet! There are plenty of ways to repurpose them.

#10 Turn it into art

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/B56A3Rhpn5O/.

I mean, not to toot my own horn, but the book is already art. It’s just not high art — at least not yet.

#9 Sneak it into a display

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BVrOrM6ByjW/.

Find a display of “serious” books and shove it in there to sit for eternity.

#8 Turn it into a meme

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/B53lRwAJuMB/.

Tired: show your baby the book you bought

Wired: show the world the book you bought

#7 Use it as a prop for PR photos

Florian Carle of the Yale Quantum Institute (Photo by Lotta Studio)

Clearly the best prop to give context for scientific equipment.

#6 Write a novelty blog

Caramel the rabbit reviews books. Photo by Caramel’s agent maybe

Start a novelty book review blog. Stuffed animal endorsement is quite the honor.

#5 Pair it with alcohol

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CePb3TPvzMg/.

Or just have the alcohol…you know, whatever.

#4 Just scan it and try to sell it online

Photo credit: some asshole on the internet

Actually, please don’t do this.

#3 Turn it into a cake

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CV-SipZLuPc.

Clearly, this needs to be on Is It Cake?

#2 Review it on YouTube

But not like this. Only glowing reviews please.

#1 Put it in a little free library

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CeSQSOFJWao/.

Of course, the best thing to do is give it away. If you love something, set it free!



Chris Ferrie

Quantum theorist by day, father by night. Occasionally moonlighting as a author. csferrie.com