LHC: Why you won’t die today

Yes folks, now that the LHC has already fired 2 beams of protons, one clock-wise, and one counter clock-wise, you can be pretty sure that today won’t be the day you die. But it wasn’t supposed to happen anyways. Do you know why? Because no particle collisions have occured as of yet, and none will until October 21, 2008. But don’t worry, as we said recently, there’s absolutely no reason to be afraid.

This means that we’ll have to endure the endless paranoid rambling of wanna-be scientists for two more months, and that I’ll have to keep on moderating the 100’s of “We’re all gonna die” comments that we’re getting on some of our LHC-related posts. Bummer.

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