11 September, 2008

Apocalypse Now

So here's the thing.

It seems Paris Hilton has successfully turned on the Large Hadron Collider, and so right now, right at this very instant, there are large hadrons running around very fast and bumping into each other. And as they do so, they generate black holes that will grow to consume the Earth, then the solar system, the galaxy, and finally the universe. At which point the scientists responsible will feel very embarrassed.

In the meantime, if you are wondering what the progress has been on the annihilation of of all existance, there is a website dedicated to answering the question:
"Has the Large Hadron Collider destroyed the Earth yet?"
It's a very useful resource, and I plan to check the site regularly to determine whether I still exist. So should you.

1 comment:

eT said...

The Independent took an empirical approach to its reportage of the LHC firing up. Its headline was "You're reading this, so the world hasn't ended".

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/youre-reading-this-so-the-world-hasnt-ended-924344.html