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.