Stop me if you've heard this one: how many scientists does it take to author a study on the Higgs boson particle? Around 6,000.
Two articles by the teams at CERN, about 30 pages each, include 19 pages of single-spaced text with roughly 6,000 names of researchers who peer-reviewed the results of the experiments, making the discovery of the elusive God particle valid.
Source: Slate. Read full article. (link)