Baguettes from the future probably made Latour’s day
Seems like the two scientists who hypothesized that the LHC is sabotaged from the future were right…
The rehabilitation of the beleaguered Large Hadron Collider was on hold tonight after the failure of one of its powerful cooling units caused by an errant chunk of baguette.
The £4 billion particle-collider faced more than a year of delays after a helium leak stymied the project in its first few days of operation. It is gradually being switched back on over the coming months but suffered a new setback on Tuesday morning.
Scientists at the CERN particle physics laboratory in Geneva noticed that the system’s carefully monitored temperatures were creeping up.
Further investigation into the failure of a cryogenic cooling plant revealed an unusual impediment. A piece of crusty bread had paralysed a high voltage installation that should have been powering the cooling unit.
Just amazing. Jokes apart, this is a minor setback, but hugely bad press for the LHC people… I can imagine their faces when they found out, telling each other: ‘Holy shit, what the hell are we going to say to the press??’
A spokesman for CERN told The Times: ‘Nobody knows how it got there. The best guess is that it was dropped by a bird, either that or it was thrown out of a passing aeroplane’
Ah, Latour would LOVE this story wouldn’t he?