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It takes 30 ns for the LHC to defrost a pizza Options
jim
Posted: Sunday, September 21, 2008 1:45:29 PM

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Thought this was entertaining: According to an article in Scientific American, it would take the LHC about 30 billionths of a second to defrost a pizza: http://www.sciam.com/blog/60-second-science/post.cfm?id=how-long-would-it-take-the-lhc-to-d-2008-09-10
Xeryn
Posted: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 1:55:48 PM
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while a very entertaining thought, why would anyone use a machine that expensive to defrost a pizza?
jim
Posted: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 6:52:32 PM

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they wouldn't. i think it is just showing how powerful the LHC can be. that said, i wouldn't put it past some physicists to throw a frozen pizza in front of a particle beam. isn't that how real discoveries are made? by attempting the unthinkable? Angel
jdlaw
Posted: Monday, January 04, 2010 4:43:45 PM

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Urban legend myth buster.

Hate to be a kill joy, but when you heat things up too quickly, the thing itself may be the limiting factor, not just the amount of wattage you can deliver.

Don't any of you ever remember blowing things up in the microwave oven.
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