The world’s largest particle accelerator / collider (The Large Hadron Collider, for those of you keeping score) has run into yet another setback. After being plagued by coolant leaks, faulty magnets and a host of other technical difficulties, operations have again ground to a halt. The culprit? A bird smuggling a baguette over their air space.
The bird dropped some bread on a section of outdoor machinery, eventually leading to significant over heating in parts of the accelerator. The LHC was not operational at the time of the incident, but the spike produced so much heat that had the beam been on, automatic failsafes would have shut down the machine.
No word yet as to whether or not the bird was actually a secret agent working for particles from the future, sent back through time to prevent their own discovery. Dr. Who has been called in to investigate, but apparently the Tartus is currently in the shop for repairs.