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The end of the world is coming – Like for real

August 12th, 2008 by

I once took a few weeks of a quantum mechanics class because since I was a kid I was pretty much fascinated with the concept of time travel. Too this day I retain no knowledge of the subject or that class (830 in the morning wasn’t gonna happen). I’d been reading around the web of a doomsday device being built and being set to active called a “Hadron Collider”. Here’s what wiki had to say…

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is a particle accelerator complex intended to collide opposing beams of 7 TeV protons. Its main purpose is to explore the validity and limitations of the Standard Model, the current theoretical picture for particle physics. This model is known to break down at a certain high energy level. The LHC is being built by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), and lies under the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva, Switzerland. The LHC will become the world’s largest and highest-energy particle accelerator.[1] It is funded and built in collaboration with over two thousand physicists from thirty-four countries as well as hundreds of universities and laboratories.

So what does all that mean to you? It means DOOMSDAY! Apparently no one knows what the hell this thing is going to do when it’s turned on. Will it mean the end of the world? Will pigs start to fly? Will it spell the end of the hipster/dj set phenomenon?! Petitions from people who live near the collider have fallen on deaf ears as the mad scientist device is set to be launched sometime in September . All I know the day the turn this thing on I’m gonna be in my bunker, with my lady, and a shotgun. Zombies, come and get me!

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  • 1 Fiona Aug 13, 2008 at 10:15 am

    Oh no! But isn’t the world supposed to end in 2012?!

  • 2 Steve Aug 28, 2008 at 11:10 am

    The really cool thing, among others, that the LHC will do is be the first experimental evidence for or against string theory, specifically quantum gravity, which up to now has been unverifiable by experiment.