Friday, 9 May 2008

They Built A What??

I wasn't really paying attention to the excited scientist babbling away on the TV.
The Worlds greatest experiment..yada yada yada...countdown to the big moment in a few weeks...blad di blah di blah...calm down guy or at least grab a test tube and go behind the screen for five minutes.
Then the brainiac suddenly caught my attention with his calm observation that "Although we can't say for sure what will happen, we are not expecting a black hole to envelop the globe though". What the f...!!
Apparently scientists have spent more than a decade building something called a Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland which is going smash atoms together to recreate the conditions just after the 'Big Bang' when the universe was created. I repeat...What the f...!!
As the L'oreal adverts say, here comes the science bit.
Atoms will race around inside a 17 mile tunnel at virtually the speed of light in an atmosphere colder than outer space and collide together to create temperatures 100,000 times hotter than the sun.
Despite admiting they don't know what will happen, scientists are laughing off claims that the experiment will create black holes to swallow up the planet or some sort of apocalyptic event that will destroy us all which is reassuring.
Still, might not hurt to bring any summer holidays forward a few months, just to be on the safe side.
Oh, and i would give Switzerland a wide berth this year.

6 comments:

Steve Lockwood said...

The other possibility is that it opens up a time vortex which allows people from the future to come and visit us. So if you start seeing people wearing shiny one-piece suits you will know the reason (unless it's Gary Glitter staging a miraculous comeback, though that's even less likely than men from the future in my opinion).

Lucy said...

That would be pretty cool steve, the people from the future that is, not Gary Glitter making a comeback.

Anonymous said...

Lucy,

You gotta love the "scientific method"! Are you sure us religious nuts are the dangerous ones?

Q

David G said...

Scientists and 'religious' nuts have one thing in common: they are frequently deranged.

How else did we end up with nukes and fanciful visions of heaven and paradise?

Cheers.

Cody Bones said...

Yeah, that whole electricity thing really pisses me off to Daniel.

Lucy said...

Maybe its just me but re-creating the big bang just seems a tad drastic to me although there are Brit scientists involved so it probably won't work anyway.
If Switzerland does disappear can we then repeat it in Mariah Careys house?