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When a bomb, specifically contstructed by ducks (dont' ask), explodes. The ensuing silence before the explosion is "the Compton effect."

In slang often shortened to merely "compton." Refers to the awkward silence after a bad "yo mama" joke.
Seth: And dude, it was like 95 degrees outside!

Jenna: That's what she said!

*the compton effect*

Seth: WOW... im impressed, ur comptons are getting longer...
by Jacuzzi April 03, 2007
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