Conspiracy theorists believe the world will end today - here's why
It's basically a plot from Doctor Who
With the Large Hadron Collider at CERN set to be switched back on today, conspiracy theorists have taken a break from talking about robot birds to instead warn us about the end of humanity.
CERN's Large Hadron Collider has not been turned on since 2019 but will be brought back to life on July 5 to once again slam particles together at astronomical speeds. Most would argue that it's pretty magical stuff.
I know you're about to glitch the timeline again when you fire up ye olde LHC, so if you could do some mathematical wizardry and skip us to a less dystopian one this time, that would be fantastic.
Please and thank you.
— hobbestherapper (@calv1nxh0bbes) July 4, 2022
As of today, CERN's team of top-rate scientists will be smashing protons together at speeds of 299.8 million metres per second. The particles then travel around a 27km loop under the Swiss/French border. Such methods were used in the discovery of the Higgs Boson in 2012.
Taking to TikTok, one person suggested that we should "Keep [our] good vibrations high, surround yourself with positive energy during July 4th and 5th."
She continued: "A lot of people think the last time CERN was turned on, we were shifted to a different timeline and reality.
"So it is very, very important you keep your vibrations high, because this time they're going to be turning it on moving it much faster.
"It is powered by negative matter, negative energy, any negative thought you've had gives power to this machine.
@divineanis777 Reply to @mariexo1.1 #stayawake #stayaware #spirituality #highvibes ♬ original sound - Anisiya Frayt
"I believe when this is turned on, there will be an actual shift, and people will be left behind for the next seven years."
While jumping to a parallel universe would be great, given that you can blame all your issues on swapping timelines, CERN has done their own tests to ensure its safety. They found no threat.
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