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Old Aug 28, 2010, 07:08 AM
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Claims he's from the future



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>>A would-be saboteur arrested today 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, the elimination of poverty and Kit-Kats for everyone. It is a communist chocolate hellhole and I'm here to stop it ever happening."

This isn't the first time time-travel has been blamed for mishaps at the LHC. Last year, the Japanese physicist Masao Ninomiya and Danish string-theory pioneer Holger Bech Nielsen put forward the hypothesis that the Higgs boson was so "abhorrent" that it somehow caused a ripple in time that prevented its own discovery.

Professor Brian Cox, a CERN physicist and full-time rock'n'roll TV scientist, was sympathetic to Mr Cole. "Bless him, he sounds harmless enough. At least he didn't mention bloody black holes."

Mr Cole was taken to a secure mental health facility in Geneva but later disappeared from his cell. Police are baffled, but not that bothered.<<
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Old Aug 28, 2010, 07:10 AM
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>>A would-be saboteur arrested today 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, the elimination of poverty and Kit-Kats for everyone. It is a communist chocolate hellhole and I'm here to stop it ever happening."

This isn't the first time time-travel has been blamed for mishaps at the LHC. Last year, the Japanese physicist Masao Ninomiya and Danish string-theory pioneer Holger Bech Nielsen put forward the hypothesis that the Higgs boson was so "abhorrent" that it somehow caused a ripple in time that prevented its own discovery.

Professor Brian Cox, a CERN physicist and full-time rock'n'roll TV scientist, was sympathetic to Mr Cole. "Bless him, he sounds harmless enough. At least he didn't mention bloody black holes."

Mr Cole was taken to a secure mental health facility in Geneva but later disappeared from his cell. Police are baffled, but not that bothered.<<
Apparently, the word gullible is missing from the latest edition of the OED.
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Old Aug 28, 2010, 07:12 AM
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Was there a Delorean parked in the lot outside the collider ?.
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Old Aug 28, 2010, 07:16 AM
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Was there a Delorean parked in the lot outside the collider ?.
Probably a democrat from the future, Kit-Kats for everyone.
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Old Aug 28, 2010, 07:27 AM
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Mmmmmm Kit Kats.
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Old Aug 28, 2010, 07:31 AM
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Old Aug 28, 2010, 07:37 AM
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Old Aug 28, 2010, 07:41 AM
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Brian Cox is a very down to earth, affable guy, who has done a great deal to advance the popularity of science. Of course he's also stunningly bright into the bargain. The enthusiasm he has for his subject shines through on every TV appearance that he makes.
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Old Aug 28, 2010, 09:38 AM
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But did he say anything about the 12 monkeys.....?
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Old Aug 28, 2010, 09:43 AM
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That's what he gets for doing those home experiments. Not enough shielding on the accelerator and it only took a few pulses.
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Old Aug 28, 2010, 11:10 AM
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Apart from the rather suspicious date of 1 April, there's the supposed saboteur's first name, Eloi, from H.G Wells' "The Time Machine" . Brian Cox is very very good at presenting science in an understandable way.
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Old Aug 28, 2010, 12:01 PM
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I enjoy Brian Cox's stuff on the tube. Also Michio Kaku. And has anyone seen Amy Mainzer? She's pretty easy on the eyes for an astrophysicist
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Old Aug 28, 2010, 12:51 PM
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I enjoy Brian Cox's stuff on the tube. Also Michio Kaku. And has anyone seen Amy Mainzer? She's pretty easy on the eyes for an astrophysicist
Yes, she's hot and she's smart. I could listen to her all day.
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Old Aug 28, 2010, 01:20 PM
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I enjoy Brian Cox's stuff on the tube. Also Michio Kaku. And has anyone seen Amy Mainzer? She's pretty easy on the eyes for an astrophysicist
Yep. I really enjoy all three. There's only one thing that annoys me about Kaku - that he constantly refers to earth orbit as "outer space". Love his show despite this little niggle.
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Old Aug 28, 2010, 01:35 PM
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reminds me of this story

http://www.breakingopenthehead.com/f...hp/t-2154.html

From what I can recall.. he made a bunch of "very lucrative" investments that led authorities to arrest him for insider trading.. .He then claimed to be from the future and "jsut couldnt help himself" There was no record of the guy up till this point... LOL.. wonder what the scoop realyl was!
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