On the 10th September the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in
Also during this experiment it is said that miniature black holes might be produced, a matter that has caused much public debate. However according to scientists there is no chance, as some people believe, that these miniature black holes will fail to instantly evaporate. If they didn’t we could have a problem, as the doubters say that they could become trapped in the earth’s gravitational field, and slowly start to absorb the earth’s mass until they grow in size and swallow the planet whole. Fortunately a spokesman from the LHC reassures us that, “A year from now, the world will still be here”. A botanist, and occasional physicist, from Hawaii disagrees and claims that the LHC will rip a hole in the space time continuum, throwing the earth into a parallel universe and destroying it, and so is suing the company that is producing the LHC – CERN.
So when the machine is turned on in a few weeks time, while a few eccentrics are hiding deep underground, the rest of us will be outside wondering where the summer has gone, and what is going on at