Have you heard about this one? It's been all over the news the past couple days.
Construction of the world's largest particle accelerator was recently completed, a $9 billion project that will enable physicists to shoot electrons and photons and all those other -ons around a tube at ridiculously high velocity. They flipped the switch yesterday to get this geek-party started. The accelerator, located about 300 ft below the earth's surface, is located in France and Switzerland. Scientists are hoping to simulate the conditions found "less than a millionth of a second" after the Big Bang happened.
Does anyone else find it ironic that we are creating the conditions found at the time of the Big Bang?
Personally, I think I'm going to jump in line with some of the critics, who claim "that the experiment could lead to the creation of a black hole capable of swallowing the planet." Sweet.
Even better, maybe they'll create another Big Bang and we'll have another planet or universe sitting on top of western Europe. This really opens up the possibilities of Trans-Atlantic travel. I think I'm going to go ahead and jump on Travelocity now and book a vacation for October, the time that physicists project the first electrons may actually collide.
In other news, millions of people around the world are dying of hunger in a massive food crisis.