Saturday, November 7, 2009

Bread Crumbs Shuts Down Large Hadron Collider

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is a gigantic particle accelerator used to study the building blocks of everything and revolutionize our understanding of the universe.

But it will take just a little longer for the LHC to work its magic.

A crusty chunk of bread “paralysed a high voltage installation that should have been powering the cooling unit.” The bread was found on an electrical connection inside 1 of 8 above-ground buildings at the site. The mystery is how the bread got there in the first place as the cryogenic facility is under heavy guard and designed to super-chill the LHC to temperatures approaching absolute zero.

“Nobody knows,” a spokewoman states.

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