We're All Going to Die 
Saturday, March 29, 2008, 10:03 AM
The NYT reports that two men filed lawsuit in a Hawaii courtroom to prevent a European NGO from operating a large particle accelerator, known as the Large Hadron Collider, outside of Geneva. Aside from the obvious lack of jurisdiction, what makes this so hilarious you ask? The men are afraid that activation of the device will create a black hole that will swallow up the Earth.

Interestingly enough, scientists have actually taken the time and money to perform several studies that disprove this theory.
Dr. Arkani-Hamed said concerning worries about the death of the Earth or universe, “Neither has any merit.” He pointed out that because of the dice-throwing nature of quantum physics, there was some probability of almost anything happening. There is some minuscule probability, he said, "the Large Hadron Collider might make dragons that might eat us up."

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