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‘Crumby’ Engineering Shuts Down The LHC (Again)

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.

I don’t know which frightens me more .. the fact that a bread crumb caused this or that birds have apparently been watching Star Wars. Hitchcock was scary enough, thanks.


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