Posted by: Rob | August 3, 2008

The Large Hadron Collider

Or “LHC”.  Heard of it?  No?  Then get out of that cave you’ve been living in and check out these pictures.  If you have, then you’re either:

a) indifferent,

b) excited, or

c) filled with dread.

If you’re (c), then this video might well describe your feelings about the LHC:

However, if you’re (b) or even (a), then you might find this video both informative and entertaining:

I found the video courtesy of comments on this article at  Many of the other comments are hilarious too.  I’ll bet you never knew that nerds could be so funny.

Some examples:

by Xenex on Saturday August 02, @09:51AM

“This thing is going to kill us all.”

by Gromius on Saturday August 02, @10:06AM

Look I’ve never understood what the LHC is going to kill us all thing. I’m a physicist working on the CMS experiment so perhaps I can explain what we are going to do more clearly. All we plan to do is take two proton beams or ‘streams’ and then cross them. Why is everybody so worried?

Don’t cross the streams

by v1 on Saturday August 02, @10:27AM

Dr. Egon Spengler: There’s something very important I forgot to tell you.
Dr. Peter Venkman: What?
Dr. Egon Spengler: Don’t cross the streams.
Dr. Peter Venkman: Why?
Dr. Egon Spengler: It would be bad.
Dr. Peter Venkman: I’m fuzzy on the whole good/bad thing. What do you mean, “bad”?
Dr. Egon Spengler: Try to imagine all life as you know it stopping instantaneously and every molecule in your body exploding at the speed of light.
Dr Ray Stantz: Total protonic reversal.
Dr. Peter Venkman: Right. That’s bad. Okay. All right. Important safety tip. Thanks, Egon.

Or how about this reaction to the photographs?

by neostorm on Saturday August 02, @10:05AM

What is the condition called where you become sexually aroused by technology?
Well… that’s what I’ve got.
These images set the mind on fire!

by pitchpipe on Saturday August 02, @10:09AM


by pitchpipe on Saturday August 02, @10:17AM

Oops, that’s the stuff that gets you there. What I meant to say was C!@L!$

by srjh on Saturday August 02, @10:23AM

Let me guess… it’s giving you a hadron?



  1. Definitely an A on this one. Too many doomsday predicti….oh, shit!!!!

  2. Dread is my emotion but I am an apocalyptic kind of girl.

  3. i was thrilled to be flipping through the pics while listening to REM tell me the end is near! No dread for this geek chick! Beauty in them thar explorations… inner space holds as many answers as outer space, and sometimes you gotta bust up a few particles to see what up, homey!

    love the comments, too “gave you a ‘hadron'”? brilliant!

  4. Come on apocalypse. I’ve had my eyes on some plump neighbors that would do very nicely with canned baby potatos and carrots.

  5. Funny how uncle keith’s icon worked out to be the “hungry, worried monster”. perfect!

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