I rarely do anything interesting due to my physical and mental disabilities. So what I do is wait for something interesting to happen. Along comes CERN/LHC with the possibility of the end of world. That might be interesting.
If you haven't heard anything about this until now, shame on you. Basically a lot of scientists have been building a huge circular tunnel in Europe for 20 years so that they can smash atoms together. And along with the smash comes a small(very, very small) chance of creating a black hole and bringing about the end of the world. I would give it a 7 in my 1 to 10 Interesting scale. 9 if it manages to end the world. Of course, that's not what the scientists are trying to do - they are searching for the Higgs particle - also called the God Particle(apparently Higgs=God). They want to see what all new particles comes out of the collusion. Yea, science!
Collisions like this happens in our Sun thousands of times every second - but does any of them do something interesting(like make a (sustainable) black hole)? Noooo. I was hoping our scientist can increase the propability of that happening by creating one of those collisions ourself.
When I am really bored, I go to barcamps, blog camps, create web apps etc. - but that's no where near as interesting as a possible end of the world. So you can understand my expectations for this event.
Don't get me wrong - its not like I have anything against this world. As a matter of fact, I like this planet(most of the time). I enjoy living in it(most of the time). Its just that now a days, its deadly dull. As Tyler Durden said "we are the middle child of history".
Anyway, as you might have heard, all my expectations has been in vain - there were no collisions. Of all the things that ended the experiment, it had to be faulty wiring. If it had been a black hole, or visitors from the future, or aliens, or anything interesting, I would have been happy. But nooo. It had to be faulty wiring. Now I have to wait until 2009 to see anything this interesting - thats how long it takes to reboot LHC.
Just for the record, I am not afraid of a black hole. We have a similar(ly named) phenomena in my home town - its called the black death.
Some LHC Humor from the Net
- LHC Web Cam Live Feed
- What Could Go Wrong?
- Paris Hilton Starts Large Hadron Collider Today
- Evolutionary Acceleration Research Institute Ready to Start "Squirrel Smasher"
- Large Hadron Rap
- The LHC Yields Unexpected Results