I have been following the Hadron Collider time travel story on my personal blog, but this particular development (thanks for the referral, Jonathan Hoffberg) is a must-read if you missed it earlier this week. Thanks to the folks at crave.cnet.uk for covering this. Thoughts?
source: CNET UK
Photo Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons
A would-be saboteur arrested (this week) at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland made the bizarre claim that he was from the future. Eloi Cole, a strangely dressed young man, said that he had travelled back in time to prevent the LHC from destroying the world.
The LHC successfully collided particles at record force earlier this week, a milestone Mr Cole was attempting to disrupt by stopping supplies of Mountain Dew to the experiment’s vending machines. He also claimed responsibility for the infamous baguette sabotage in November last year.
Mr Cole was seized by Swiss police after CERN security guards spotted him rooting around in bins. He explained that he was looking for fuel for his ‘time machine power unit’, a device that resembled a kitchen blender.
Police said Mr Cole, who was wearing a bow tie and rather too much tweed for his age, would not reveal his country of origin. “Countries do not exist where I am from. The discovery of the Higgs boson led to limitless power … READ WHOLE STORY HERE.
That is such an amazing feat of human scientific engineering and ingenuity. I would love a chance to tour the LHC one day.
I don’t know about the time traveler, but that is a terrific photograph.