Weasel causes shutdown of Large Hadron Collider
Radio New Zealand - Apr 30
The world's biggest science experiment has been derailed by a weasel, which caused a short circuit at the Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator at CerThe unfortunate creature did not survive the encounter with a high-voltage transformer at the site near Geneva in Switzerland, which has forced scientists to take the LHC offline.
The LHC was running when a "severe electrical perturbation" occurred in the early hours of Friday morning.
A spokesman for Cern said that the weasel did not get into the tunnels, just the electrical facilities.
Arnaud Marsollier told the BBC that it would take a few days to repair the damage caused by the weasel's visit.