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Friday, 6 November 2009

Baguette 'dropped by bird' causes LHC disruption

A piece of bread dropped on an outdoor electrical installation on Monday caused disruption to the world's largest particle accelerator, according to Cern.

A Cern spokesperson told ZDNet UK on Friday that the research facility believes the bread — a baguette — had been dropped by a bird.

The spokesperson said the bread, which was "naked and unfilled", had caused a short circuit when dropped on an electrical installation that supplies energy to the massive experiment. While the bird was unconfirmed as the definite culprit, it had been spotted beforehand near the substation carrying bread, said the spokesperson.

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