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Old November 6 2009, 11:17 PM   #1
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LHC shut down by bread dropped from a bird

The bird dropped some bread on a section of outdoor machinery, eventually leading to significant over heating in parts of the accelerator. The LHC was not operational at the time of the incident, but the spike produced so much heat that had the beam been on, automatic failsafes would have shut down the machine.
http://www.popsci.com/science/articl...shuts-down-lhc

Must be one of those robotic birds controlled by remote from the future.
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Old November 6 2009, 11:18 PM   #2
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this is getting ridiculous.
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Old November 6 2009, 11:24 PM   #3
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Re: LHC shut down by bread dropped from a bird

I'm pretty much on board with the time-traveling particles theory at this point. No one has luck that bad.
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Old November 6 2009, 11:26 PM   #4
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I'm pretty much on board with the time-traveling particles theory at this point.
So the time-traveling particles brought a bird carrying bread through time with it?
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Old November 7 2009, 01:50 AM   #5
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Re: LHC shut down by bread dropped from a bird

Maybe just the piece of bread was sent though time. I wonder if it was made into toast in the process, because that would be the coolest way to make toast I can think of.
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Old November 7 2009, 02:09 AM   #6
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That would be awesome! I could send the bread back in time and have a sandwich this morning for breakfast.
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Old November 7 2009, 02:57 AM   #7
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I'm pretty much on board with the time-traveling particles theory at this point. No one has luck that bad.
Someone at the Slashdot comments for this story joked that the LHC failures are proof of Quantum Immortality (Wikipedia)

The idea is that if the LHC will destroy the Earth when switched on, then from our point of view we will always be in a branch of the multiverse where it doesn't switch on. So some weird event will always happen to stop it from running.
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Old November 7 2009, 07:38 AM   #8
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Re: LHC shut down by bread dropped from a bird

^^

Next will be a funny looking beagle with a big-black nose dressed in the garb of a World War I Flying Ace crashing a DOG house into the LHC. Then I'll believe it.
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Old November 7 2009, 05:55 PM   #9
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Re: LHC shut down by bread dropped from a bird

Clearly God doesn't want this machine ever to operate, in case it crates a black hole.
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Old November 7 2009, 07:51 PM   #10
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Re: LHC shut down by bread dropped from a bird

anyone heard of the satan's stargate tinfoil head theory

you have now

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lt1Yo610lG0
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Old November 7 2009, 09:43 PM   #11
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Re: LHC shut down by bread dropped from a bird

How do they know it was a bird that dropped the bread. Did someone actually see it? And if someone did see it drop the bread, then why did they leave it there until it caused damage. THE BIRD IS A LIE!
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Old November 8 2009, 12:21 AM   #12
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Re: LHC shut down by bread dropped from a bird

TheMasterOfOrion wrote: View Post
anyone heard of the satan's stargate tinfoil head theory

you have now

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lt1Yo610lG0
You know what, I've actually watched quite a number of Gorilla199s youtube videos a few months ago and although some of them are idiotic and he's pretty dumb on several subjects some of his videos are quite thought provoking and interesting.
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Old November 8 2009, 12:27 AM   #13
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Jadzia wrote: View Post
How do they know it was a bird that dropped the bread. Did someone actually see it? And if someone did see it drop the bread, then why did they leave it there until it caused damage. THE BIRD IS A LIE!
Actually the bird is dead. It was killed then brought indoors and deposited in the front room as a "present" by Schrödinger's cat.

I hate that darn cat.
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Old November 8 2009, 12:30 AM   #14
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I just had a shocking thought. What if the collider keeps getting postponed and strangely gets up and running perfectly again in 3 years!
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Old November 8 2009, 12:32 AM   #15
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Actually the bird is dead. It was killed then brought indoors and deposited in the front room as a "present" by Schrödinger's cat.
It's not dead, it's just pining for the fjords.
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