Unless you had your head down a rabbit hole, you’ll know that today, at CERN in Switzerland, the Large Hadron Collider will be switched on for testing. CERN is a place particularly important to the internet community anyway, as it was there that Tim Berners-Lee invented HTML, and effectively gave birth to the web as we now know it. Beaut.ie, in essence, would not exist if it wasn’t for good auld Tim – and I’m sure he’s only delighted that all his hard sums-style research has given birth to a site where loads of birds gass about gloss.
But all that aside, this collider yoke is big news, and is going to – so scientists hope – help to unlock the secrets of the universe. To celebrate such a momentous day, I hereby present a run-down, above, of some people who look like they did their hair and makeup whilst inside the collider. When it was switched on. Going very fast and shattering quarks into teeny, tiny fragments.