Well, either my browser or SDMB just munched another message before I could post it…
To make a long story short, at http://www.specieup.org there’s a guy named Everett Allie who says all subatomic particles are tiny gears with 137 teeth. He says this model originated with a certain Dr. Hall. However, I saw Allie promoting his ideas on another message board, and people who tried to check out Hall from the biographical info came up empty-handed. Moreover, a mailing address Allie gave us as proof of Hall’s existence turned out to be Allie’s. In the end, people became very suspicious of Allie, and started to wonder if Hall really existed.
So: does Hall really exist? Has anyone ever heard of this gear theory from anyone but Allie?