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The Holy Grail of Physics for Dummies - Michael Scott meets David Brent

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is designed to create the Holy Grail of particle physics, the Higgs boson. If two protons crash into each other at high energies, we may be able to gain insights into the origin of the universe. According to Wikipedia such collisions have people fearing the creation of doomsday phenomena, including the production of stable microscopic black holes or the creation of hypothetical particles called strangelets.

A simpler experiment involves a collision between Michael Scott (The Office - USA) and David Brent (The Office - UK). Looks like there's nothing to worry about.