Abe vs. the LHC

By Phil Plait | September 9, 2008 4:00 pm

What’s the difference between Abe Vigoda and the Large Hadron Collider?

One has a website where you can see if he’s still around, and one has a website where you can see if you’re still around.

Awesome.

Tip o’ the gluon to QuarkMonkey via Gia.

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  1. Mike

    I think I know how the big bang began. It started when scientists decided to build a Large Hadron Collider about 13-14 billi0n years ago to find out what the origin of their Universe was.

    Thus, we repeat not ourselves, but history. ūüėČ

  2. TheBlackCat

    The website is correct, but highly misleading. I have information from a reliable source that assures me the world has already been destroyed. The scientists at CERN apparently destroyed it prior to starting up the LHC as a safety measure to prevent the LHC from destroying it when it is started up. I know quite certainly that the source is reliable because up to this point it has been completely accurate regarding whether the world has been destroyed, although I will withhold final judgment on the matter until they finish checking their instruments.

  3. I would never have thought Abe was still alive. Thank you intertoobs.

  4. Davidlpf

    I thought we had the choice between the Vogon poetry and end of the world.

  5. Check the page’s source code for more hilarity

  6. TheBlackCat

    Yes, a javascript function for checking whether the world exists. Talk about overkill.

  7. Jim

    You don’t believe everything you read on the Internet, do you? I’m not taking any website’s word that we’re still here; I’m checking for myself.

    … … …

    Okay, we’re still here. Carry on.

  8. NoAstronomer
  9. I like this comment on the LHC page:

    <!– if the lhc actually destroys the earth & this page isn’t yet updated
    please email mike@frantic.org to receive a full refund –>

  10. I have bad news. Abe Vigoda has been swallowed by a black hole.

  11. Andrew

    For a real laugh, look at the source code on hasthelhcdestroyedtheearth.com

  12. baley

    lol black cat nice one

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