TIL the Large Hadron Collider had to be turned off for a period of time because a bit of baguette was found in it.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2009/nov/06/cern-big-bang-goes-phut

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  1. From the article (several years ago): “But scientists at the £3.6bn Large Hadron Collider (LHC) found their plans to emulate the big bang postponed this week when a passing bird dropped a “bit of baguette” into the machine, causing it to overheat.”

  2. Okay, please don’t tell me a red balloon and a bicycle built for two was also inside it! Really, that’s some funny stuff! Here we are studying entangled particles and dark energy and matter in this thing that is clogged up with a bit of baguette. OMG! I love this story.

  3. Lol. We had some leadership come in for a Dog and Pony show in our datacenter. They opened the rack and someone had left chicken wing bones in the bottom of the rack.

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