***22:43 hours and we have just had Princess Curly-Wurly down the stairs saying she has been having bad dreams. Apparently the possibility of a black hole swallowing up the world before she wakes has disturbed her slumber.
CK took her back upstairs and tucked her into bed explaining that it was okay b/c he had done the science at work during his lunchtime and it would all be well. The science was called quantum mechanics and he had - at this point she interrupted him and said 'Is that like in your 'quantum physics book, Daddy?' Truly my husband is a science geek.
Apparently she was laughing by the time he came downstairs because he said to tell her friends that if any of them were worried she should inform them the experiment was done in the shed last weekend. It involved Pr C-W and Destructo Boy riding in opposite directions on their bikes until CK released the neutrogena and the whole thing went CRASH! They kept it quiet so as not embarrass the long term efforts of all those at CERN ;-)
The (excuse my spelling b/c I think it will have to be phonetic) Hadron accelarator under the Alps in Switzerland was started up at 8:30 this morning. Being a household of nerds and proto-nerds and dogs we listened to the whole thing on the radio. Well, most of us did, the dogs just lounged around snoozing.
Of the three of us listening one was quite interested but fairly clueless as to the science. One was kind of interested and ignorant of the science. And the seven year old boy was listening horrified waiting for a black hole to open and suck us all in, never to be heard from again.
It hasn't happened yet. As far as I know. Let me know if you find yourself being s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d out into a blackhole. Please.