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It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel...

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S1ur Mon 01-Sep-08 21:50:03

only a wee bit nervous.

So the Large Hadron Collider gets switched on in 9 days....

Science aim to recreate the conditions of the big bang.

Now come on, nothing can go wrong with that plan right? grin

Anyone worried? hmm

Disclaimer: don't be scared, dp says its all been risk assessed and there is No Need to Panic. And he is a scientist so he is mad knows.

S1ur Mon 01-Sep-08 21:53:15

xthreads going on a bit..

footballsgalore Mon 01-Sep-08 21:53:27

Hope they're not doing it in my back garden

Bowddee Mon 01-Sep-08 21:54:11

There's another thread on this. I'd prefer them to pull the trigger on the 9th as I don't want to go back to work (I'm due back on the 10th).

BoysAreLikeDogs Mon 01-Sep-08 21:55:19

grin at x thread

Like the x files here tonight

<<lights fag, swigs cooking sherry, gobbles choc>>

littlelapin Mon 01-Sep-08 21:55:39

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Anifrangapani Mon 01-Sep-08 21:56:52

I have been to CERN to see the colliders and they are so cool grin

littlelapin Mon 01-Sep-08 21:56:56

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littlelapin Mon 01-Sep-08 21:57:15

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S1ur Mon 01-Sep-08 21:57:46

It is fascinating and only ever so slightly like a premise for a disaster movie.

(and Torchwood are doing a special episode around it)

BoysAreLikeDogs Mon 01-Sep-08 21:58:53

Ani I am going to cultivate you like mad


S1ur Mon 01-Sep-08 21:59:35

oooh envy too, it could be a remarkable advance in scientific knowledge, or it could be like a year 9 science lesson and just fizz a bit.

PortBlacksandResident Mon 01-Sep-08 22:01:26

Well there has been an actual star been going in the basement of Imperial College, London for years now. [Urban Myth Emoticon].

Anifrangapani Mon 01-Sep-08 22:05:28

It was so fun...I got to press the button ( well the return key on a computer) that sent a neutrino into an electron..... then all the monitors went a bit weird ( think very large magnet on your TV weird), every one got excited except me and then it was upstairs to the bar.

Shame I had to be going out with a total jerk to get the gig [hmn]

Anifrangapani Mon 01-Sep-08 22:07:20

That should be hmm

And I AM cultivated. In the way a mould is cultivated grin

S1ur Mon 01-Sep-08 22:09:45

Oooh I have new respect for Ani, you got to press the button. That is pretty cool.

Were you tempted to take a balloon and pop it just as button was pressed? Just to keep everyone on their toes?

<contemplates whether big bang may have sounded like a balloon popping..>

<<Considers whether big bang would make any sound>>>

<<<head spins slightly and fizzes a bit>>>

BoysAreLikeDogs Mon 01-Sep-08 22:11:36

Ani, will you be my New Best Friend??

(See am cultivating you)


KerryMum Mon 01-Sep-08 22:12:52

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morningpaper Mon 01-Sep-08 22:13:43

didn't you just want to press the button and then pretend your finger was stuck and convulse screaming hysterically

NomDePlume Mon 01-Sep-08 22:14:05

ROFFLE Kerrymum

KerryMum Mon 01-Sep-08 22:14:43

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morningpaper Mon 01-Sep-08 22:15:14

I will be gutted if this happens becuase I have a trip to Ikea planned in a few weeks

S1ur Mon 01-Sep-08 22:15:56

Setember 10th.

you don't have long Kerry.

Hurumph angry
<narrows eyes @ Boys>

Anifrangapani Mon 01-Sep-08 22:15:58

I wish I had thought of that slur. My evil streak only came out in later life. Something to do with pregnancy hormones I think.

BALD So long as you don't feel the need to shag my dh like one of my friends wink

S1ur Mon 01-Sep-08 22:17:11

Yes MP that would be my fear too, lack of Ikeas in black holes.

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