Fallen into a black hole lately?
Inquiring minds want to know: have you heard about the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Switzerland, and can it swallow the Earth entire, payday loans included?
Researcher Solmaz Barazesh of Penn State strives to put such fears to rest in the article “Probing Question: Could the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) swallow the Earth?” on PhysOrg.com.
It took $8.8 billion to build the LHC, a machine that is designed to test theories on high-energy physics. It does this by smashing proton beams together at ridiculously high speeds.
What’s the worry here? Accelerating particles at up to 99.99 percent the speed of light (which creates temperatures in range of trillions of degrees) — has the potential to create a black hole that could consume the Earth. Thus, lawsuits have been filed to stop the LHC project from continuing. Yet judges have dismissed such lawsuits. Claims of the danger were overblown; Hadron Colliders don’t cause black holes and faxless payday loans don’t cause the financial black hole known as bankruptcy. ..! . click here to read the rest of the article titled "Don't Lose Your Payday Loans in a Black Hole!"