Friday April 29, 2016

Large Hadron Collider Shut Down By A Weasel

Seriously folks, you can't make stuff like this up. The Large Hadron Collider has been shut down because a weasel chewed through a power cable. Power should be back online in a few days. Services for the mighty little mustelid will be held out back behind the tool shack. RIP weasel.

According to internal documents placed online, the Large Hadron Collider at CERN near Geneva has suffered a power outage after the critter chewed on a 66-kilovolt electrical transformer. The unfortunate animal was fried and caused a CERN-wide power cut. "I can confirm that we had some issues overnight with electrical trouble," says CERN spokesperson Arnaud Marsollier. "We suspect it might be due to a small animal." It will likely take a few days to bring the collider back online, says Marsollier, but the equipment is fine and should be easily fixed.