Posted on | November 7, 2009 | No Comments
The truth is, indeed, stranger than fiction. In case you did not know, the LHC was shut down again, this time due to a passing bird dropping a bread crumb into some of its external (exposed) machinery. Insert your favorite AHEM.. here.
This caused a spike that produced so much heat that the collider’s fail safes would have engaged, had the machine been in operation.