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Man from future appears with warning

  • Blog Post by: James Lileks
  • April 1, 2010 - 2:22 PM

A man appeared at the Large Hadron Collider, which smashes Hadrons together to make Small Hadrons, and said he was from the future.  He had come back to stop the project, which he said would destroy the world. His first name was “Eloi,” which is chilling  - the Eloi are the effete, useless humans who live about ground in H. G. Wells’ “Time Machine” book. Then the story gets odd:

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.

So he has a Mr. Fusion?

Mr Cole was taken to a secure mental health facility in Geneva but later disappeared from his cell.  

Emphasis added. Of course it’s true! It’s on cnet.uk, a reputable site. If you doubt me, check wikipedia.

Seriously, the article is worth reading, if only for the phrase "communist chocolate hellhole."

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