From the ridiculous news files. On September 2, there will be a hearing in Hawaii for a civil suit to prevent the Large Hadron Collider from starting operation. I am not a legal expert but I don't understand how you can file a law suit in Hawaii to stop the operation of a scientific enterprise operating in Europe. This sounds pretty far fetched to me.
The people filing the suit are Walter Wagner and Luis Sancho. Apparently these guys are worried about the possibility of the collider producing deadly mini-black holes, that will swallow the earth in a cataclysmic fury. Wagner has put together this website with an exciting video:
Stop the LHC until we know its safe
Wagner says that this device, which may also produce anti-matter and all-consuming stranglets, will be operated "all in the same of science supporting theories with no practical benefit".
If mini-black holes don't cause you to loose some sleep tonight, maybe strangelets will. Unfortunately I haven't been able to find much information about Luis Sancho, apparently he is some kind of Spanish science fiction writer.
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