It seems that things are not so cheery with the LHC after all. There was a problem in sector 34 Friday, resulting in a helium leak. They believe that the source was a faulty connection between two magnets which may have melted, with the result being that CERN has shut down the device. They expect a minimum of 2 months worth of cooling off and repair. They also mentioned that no humans were at risk at any time, except for the ones who fell into the black hole (just kidding.)
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Just one more, we promise. (Well, maybe.) Let everyone know you got nervous about the LHC’s initial run with this t-shirt that features the text, “Hooray! No Black Holes! Go Science! I Survived the Large Hadron Collider.” A perfect gift for the paranoid, it is made of preshrunk, 100% cotton. The white tee is available in small, medium, and large, as well as 3 extra large sizes. You get your choice of the design placement and a super price of only $9.95.
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