Humint Events Online: LHC: More Problems, More Laughable Excuses

Monday, November 09, 2009

LHC: More Problems, More Laughable Excuses

The Large Hadron Collider’s woes have taken a faintly comic turn after the huge particle accelerator got broken by a piece of bread dropped by a passing bird.

The 27-kilometer (16.8 mile) LHC suffered serious overheating in several sections after the small piece of baguette landed in a piece of equipment on the surface above the accelerator ring.

Dr Mike Lamont, the LHC’s Machine Coordinator, said that a “a bit of baguette”, believed to have been dropped by a bird, caused the superconducting magnets to heat up from 1.9 Kelvin (-271.1C) to around 8 Kelvin (-265C), near the mark where they stop superconducting.
This is as predicted, by the Anonymous Physicist.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

foiled by a sandwich!

2:47 PM  

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