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Putting your hand in the Large Hadron Collider...

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More answers to questions from Sixty Symbols viewers, covering the LHC, exploding stars and galaxies made of anti-matter. Part One is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6ZPpC_lyYw

Could you simulate a world world with different constants?
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Your hand would vanish then reappear on Xen whereby it would probably be picked up by a Vortigaunt and placed in his lunchbox for later.
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It already happened to David Banner.  He turned into Lou Ferrigno.
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I love how science brings people together from all over the world. It's beautiful :')
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So in theory, there could exist an alien race made of antimatter and if they decided to come for a visit they would explode upon entering our planet? Also surprised nobody said pi.
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+Out Of Place Ninja Boy do you ever sound intelligent
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+Out Of Place Ninja They would cease to exist upon touching any matter in our universe, so they probably wouldn't come very close to earth...
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Some say if you could squeeze your whole body inside then you would travel into the past.
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+MysticInvestigations No, if you were to compress your body high enough, then you would have created a black hole.
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putting your hand in the collider will give you a nuclear- augmented super apocalypse punch !
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If you're on a train/plane/spacecraft whatever, that is travelling at the speed of light, and you pull out a mirror and hold it out in front of you.. what do you see? 
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11:20 - Infinity, yeah cool symb- 11:26 WOAH HELLO look at then infinity LOOPS bouncing, DAMN GURLLL LEMME HOLLA
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I think I remember hearing about a russian guy years ago, who somehow had a beam hit him in the face. It basically put a hole through him from his nose to the back/top of his head. Apparently he was relelavely okay too lol.
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Yeah found it. Anatoli Bugorski was his name =)
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There was actually an accident involving someone getting their head caught in a particle stream, in fact. They had a hole drilled straight through their head. They did actually survive, incredibly enough. Actually I think they are still alive today. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anatoli_Bugorski
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+MGlBlaze I was going to bring this up myself.  How none of these experts know of that story boggles the mind. 
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Wow, not only did he survive, but he got a PhD after the incident. I was hoping he turned into something like Dr. Manhattan.
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You'd die from radiation exposure, but at first, your hand would have a horrible burn from the particle stream passing through.
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Can we please get an answer to the hand question? Solve it by putting a large watermelon in the beam's way and see what happens to the watermelon with a highly sensitive slow motion camera
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it has been some months but here is the thing: the temperature in the LHC is 2,5 k so the watemelon would insta freeze,Second ,the actual tube where the protons travel is as thick as your pinky finger, so only a litle piece of water melon would fit, For last the tube is "full of vacuum" so idk what would happen in such conditions
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+viksra Anatoli Bugorski is a russian scientist who was struck by a proton beam back in 1978, and he did not died, but he got his left side of the face paralized
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Don't even finish it I tell you the answer you become a superhero !
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I forgot to mention you also re-creat the tesseract!
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Anatoli Bugorski was hit in the face with a proton inside a particle accelerator.
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10:28 looks like a monsters face...
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I'm not a 100% sure, but I'm pretty certain this is what happened to Michael Jackson.
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A physicist that dig miles davis, how cool is that guy?
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I reckon it would feel like you had been shot through the hand with a 5.56mm bullet.
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Have you heared of the russian particle accelerator engineer that accidentally looked into the proton beam? He said that there was a malfunction and that he had to look inside to see what's wrong but the safety system didn't activate and the protons went right through his head. Somehow he survived and he says that the beam is brighter than three suns.
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There was a Russian hit with a particle beam in the face. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anatoli_Bugorski
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Good questions coming from someone who is somewhat familiar with the topics discussed. Excellent responses. I especially liked the hand one. I believe some of the responders could have provided a more straightforward answer. I feel that if the beam was allowed to exit into the atmosphere, through a thin window then at least a millimeter diameter hole would be instantly vaporized through the palm of the hand. The synclotron radiation would also cut a slot in the hand in a horizontal plane. The interaction would likely be so intense that it would create an explosive shock wave that would destroy the hand and perhaps the rest of the body. The beam might also generate intense radioactivity, from the matter it interacted with, that would probably be almost instantly lethal. I'm surprised that many of the respondents didn't raise some of these later issues. Perhaps it's because they don't deal with some of these other effects.
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nothing will happen to your hand as  the LHC will fail
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Scientists be like: "We know what we don't know. Which is a lot."
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+Josh Kossick Socrates' famous phrase is not a trivially true statement. It refers to the fact that a person's self-esteem is inverse to their actual knowledge, as well as to the vastness of the truths to be discovered.
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I don't often care to dabble in philosophy, I find it leads to nothing more than confrontation. Though as you stated it, it not being a true statement was more or less my point. And this is where I generally forfeit as it were. I don't care to waste my life in the realms of woe and despair that philosophy so often leads to. I prefer science to philosophy, even though the exact field I am such an enthusiast of, being quantum physics, specifically String theory and Super String theory, have long been pinned in the realm of philosophy. However, with the breakthroughs the LHC has made, and will likely continue to make (they are looking for other dimensions and universes now) chances are one day soon it must be considered as truthful as the existence of gravity. Sure, some may still dispute the topic but most will just learn to accept it. Cheers!
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We wouldn't have much to worry about in supernovas, if there's ever a hypernova in our 'neighbourhood' then I'm sure Earth will be dramatically affected
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David Oriakhi Shared on Google+ · 2 months ago
Putting your hand in the Large Hadron Collider...: http://youtu.be/_NMqPT6oKJ8
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And all these peeps are nerds
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Heh, in 80's there was a similar accident in our university, two men got their hands irradiated by 20 MeV electron beam on a microtron. One man lost two fingers, the other man - three.
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These scientists are amazing people. These are the type of people who of many years figured out the complex answers about how to develop the types of materials we use for all the high technology we use today. These people are geniuses.
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What about your head? Asking for a book I'm writing...
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You should not ask a physicists this question of the hand in the accelerator, ask a historian... Subject "Anatoli Bugorski".
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The gama ray would go straight throu the Earth. The atmosphere would not stop it.
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Are you all actually super villains trying to take over the world and the collider is your evil hideout?
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That's no infinity!  It's a sideways 8!
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I had a nice tour of the facilities last year and i understood they branch off the beams to a sort of stopper. They told me you can actually hear the beam hit it like a thump. It is a close circuit though so you wouldnt be able to put your hand in. But lets say you could, i would not recommend it heheh. Also when active you have radiation in the vicinity etc. etc.
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maybe , if suddenly appears a parallel universe maybe the mathematics would not be the same, maybe in that universe the number 2 equals to our number 1 or numbers as 1, 2, 3 or 4, dont would exist, just maybe.
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I wonder, are we make whole universe in utter instances when by colliding these protons together the whole experience of existence is played out for their forever. That inflation, super-massed dark-matter spreads and bonds tiny-tiny radiations n electormagneticalled gas particles conjoined and then ultimately to some eschatological zenith for all that dispensed energy's everything going somewhere. All of what our time is contained for the psyche-consciousness of that collisions whole summed totality supernally linked to the constant infinity of all concerned. O, I wonder.
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+Felix Grey To summarize you wonder if we create universes and neither us or them are aware of each other?
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Would it splice DNA?
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your body is like 99% water, I would think that would ground out all the energy.. instant heart attack . If you do this, at the very least, put your other hand on your hip touching the skin, you wouldn't want to create an Arc.
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I visited cern 2 days ago and asked the same question
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+IvanIvan1974 hang in there, I'll come visit in a few years next time they switch it off and the public can visit
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+xX_DYLM4N_Xx Ok, meanwhile I order some pizzas with the other hand.
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Huh, this video is about 10 minutes too long. Should you put your hand in, nope! Done.
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+Sixty Symbols What if a solid shiny stainless steel block, 100mms on all sides, was put into the collider?
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I am surprised nobody have tried yet :-D
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it goas right tru your hand and later you will see the difference, and it will be an enorm disaster...there is already someone who have shoot a unhinged particle through his head by accident, he was equal death. But that was not by this machine, they are amateurs (they still think nothing can be faster then light) by the LHC-CERN, hanging by rules and governments here and don't take the risks..... what is called science.. you must build a smaller machine illegal, like their, with more power in it!!, take the risk and take a shot.... ..ja sommige hebben gewoon schijt wat kan gebeuren zien we dan wel. ondertussen hele omgeving met dodelijke dosis straling.Lodine tablets are not tasty.. the black hole already eat the earth and the universal... did you feel any of that? ..............?
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+FullTimeSlacker Eh, English obviously isn't his first language and I could mostly understand what he was trying to say well enough. Well, the first half anyway, it kinda fell apart from there. I tend to let it slide in cases like that. After all, his English is better than your... Dutch, I'm guessing? Looks kinda like Dutch.
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6:54 - I love how he is saying this with a picture of Miles Davis in background; so poetic.
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That was a fun question.
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Put a fake arm in the way and find out geese
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Putting a large target  in the beam pipe of the LHC would probably trigger a beam dump. The particle scattering off your hand would be dangerous to the cooling system of the superconducting magnet and would be detected by the collimating system.... so perhaps it would trigger the dumping of the beam before more damage is done. I am not sure.... In practice the magnets are more dangerous than the beam if they decide to vaporize. This happened when the LHC was turned on few years ago. Remember that liquid helium is there would vaporize and thus explode if heated by a magnet quench.
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I always thought that when answering certain questions as scientists that saying things WILL NOT EVER HAPPEN seems very wrong, I always find it better to state VERY UNLIKELY as we can never truly know.
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As far as science is concerned, yes
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Someone should do it,..... for science of course. Get one of the scientists wasted or something lol
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I know.. Let's all put an Iphone inside one. We could also see if it blends.
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They don't know! 13b $ later, they have no clue. Pathetic! Is it me or some of these guys look insane? I mean the eyes say it all...
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Chuck Norris stops all the protons when he puts his hand inside he Hadron Collider.
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Cleaners are told to unplug it before wiping off any stray particles accumulated on the inside and disposing of them safely. It would be inadvisable to play around with it without reading the safety section in the manual that came with it.
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am i seriously the only one who noticed that the thumb nail used the artwork from Megadeth's Super Collider album?
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Torture of the future: Antimatter disintegration?All the constants would be different because we derive them from made up units. Who said a meter is actually a meter? All the constants aren't even the same as they are between different units.
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I imagine from a biological standpoint it'd be similar to beta particles? Idk what difference a proton would make, but neutrons have a tendency to poke holes in our complex molecules.
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there are 5 possilibities: 1. Nuclear fusion                                             2. Your hand would become a different isotope since your adding protons                                             3. It would cut through your hand with unimaginable pain                                             4. The atoms of your hand would scramble and you would lose your hand                                             5. You would be arrested before the beam hit your hand (luckily)
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or, realistically it would completely disintegrate into microscopic dust, before destroying the entire facility. 
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Which would hurt more? Putting your hand in the beam or being punched in the gut by Mike Tyson?
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These guys keep hiding behind the hand thing, "they wouldn't let you do that".  Ask the question differently...If I was a ghost and stuck my head in the pipe when the collisions are going on, would I see Nothing? Tiny flashes? Blinding anactic flashes?  What?
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Absolutely stupid.. none of these eggheads have ever thought about putting a ham, or a hunk of beef, or a bird, or some other kind of animal in front of the beam?
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+Stephen Anthony No, because that's thinking outside the box
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What university are those professors in?
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this is a task for mythbusters' ballistics gel
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Even if you traveled at the speed of light in a capable craft, wouldn't the momentum squash you like a bug on a windshield against walls or any other object after the sudden stop? FASCINATING stuff! Our bodies couldn't handle speeds like that on take off or at the stop unless a force equalizer of some sort was used, that's my uneducated guess.:)
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As a physicist I am disappointed by the answers to the first question. Besides the guy's with the blue shirt. If you know a bit of radiation physics it's not that hard.
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so basically, A universe can only exist if the math is right.
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It would probably punch a hole straight through your hand. And then not long after you would probably die from exposure.
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Someone stuck their head in the large hadron collider right?
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There we have the evidence for the Internet were born from CERN! I would go for Cats! Or, wait, no, I go for the Bra's.. Or both! Bra-Cats! So this also explains the big impact of Furry-Hentai on the Internet!
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The internet's original architecture included a European university network (origin in France, I think) called Cyclades. I'm pretty sure CERN, or at least members of it, were involved. :)
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+Dennis Kovalev The Internet as we know it were mereley foundet to support and distribute the sharing of the information CERN make up. The first Networks were via Telephone and had to be online all time as FAX. So One Telephonenumber were all time occupied by the Networks. Thoose Networks had mostly all a purpose, like MilNet or MediNet. After Computers got affordable for the normal Person, this ability to connect were used to share more than Informations about Work or Research. It got into the private Homes. Still, if the friend were not 'online', you cant leave him a messeage until someone does it for you staying online. There some smart Guys involved at CERN came up with this Idea, to make a big MEgacomputer, which is always on and all Scientists from all over the world can acess it and work in this 'virual Reality' together exchanging their knowlegde. So one of the first Server-Farm were foundet (there were some other too, but this one were the real deal). The WWW1 was born. After Telecompanys decide to use this new stuff too, they made up some decentralized Servernodes and connected them. Also zhere were some 'Spache' to rent related to your Telephonenumbers. The first open Homepages were coming up, always acessable, whether the Owner is online or not. Also this Nodes worked as acesspoints for the common users and were given a new look, with many Tools to make the use easyer for the ones which had not studied IT. The IPs were related and 'linked' to some Terms, like the 'Number' of this Company were related to the Term of its Name. www2 were on and the Internet start to evolve by itself, not only by Designs made up before. As you may say, it 'started to live'. As then new possibilitys and a real worldwide connectivity were coming up, a System for more Users were needed. The Space in the Internet were too limited and too many people wanted 'inside'. You may say, it was suffering from overpopulation. So the Numbers were extended and the terms start to be the numbers directly instead of yust getting linked. The www3 as we know it today were born, AOL has become a anacronism from the dark ages. The complete fundament of the whole thing got now based on decentralization, and until now this trend towards Clouds keeps on. History goes on, and we all are part of it. A new Age has begun once more. Lets explore our future.... (This all may be a bit 'inaccurate', but to specify more or correct all 'inaccuracys' would be really too long....)
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Anti Universe Confirmed!!!
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What? a star 450 ly away goes super nova and we'll see a visible change in days time? huh? wouldn't it take 450 years to see a visible change?
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+squirrelboy22 betelguese is 642 ly away, btw...not 400-ish
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Lambda = Half Life 3 confirmed
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Does antimatter LOOK any different to matter, or would it be impossible to tell an anti-human from a human?
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+1qazxsw23edcish There's no such thing as inverse colours, that's just an effect of your mind. 400 THz is not the opposite of 700 THz. Positron energy levels in an anti-atom would be the same as electron energy levels in an atom, so they would have the same colour.
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I would volunteer.  You know how to contact me.
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Anti-Matter doesn't exist. Matter doesn't annihilate it just becomes undetectable via inward facing fields.
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Does nothing exist? Can we even comprihend nothing? If our space has a size it means it is in something, what is that something? If i think about this i just cant come up with anything.
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Hole in your hand would be my guess.
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What evidence is there that the universe ever had a beginning? Given infinity, could the universe just "be" with no beginning or end? Sure, there might be rather large changes from time to time that may look like a beginning to our limited understanding of the universe, but why couldn't the fundamental forces of nature just always have been there?
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You make a valid argument. It's not really something that can be debated through physics. You would need a tardis or something like that to check if there was something before what we call the beginning. In that case though, I think the invention of a time machine would be more significant than if there was a pre-big bang universe.
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Is... that.. Carl Sagan's long lost british twin brother?
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+Plato Played with Play-doh if it made an anticookie maybe i might become a black hole....
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Answer: look up Anatoli Bugorski, a Russian worker at the U-70 synchrotron in 1978, stuck his head in the proton beam.  It cut a thin path through his head and it swelled up, he suffered from seizures, but ultimately survived and completed his PhD.  He might still be alive.
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+Nar yes of course, your grandpa met him, it was my grandpa who he was talking about :D
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he stuck his head in the line of a proton beam? is he the curly howard of the science world?
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Can't they just drop a frozen turkey or something in the chamber and find out for sure? Inquiring minds want to know!
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The not reason I see them not doing that is because the outcome is unknown. Some scientist say it wouldn't be dramatic at all and it would be an unpleasant pin prick. Some say it would wreak havoc. Until they have a better idea there not willing to risk such expensive equipment
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The reason they simply can't do it is because there is a really really strong vacum in there, an if you put an turkey in there, it would burst in many peaces because it is trying to "fill" the vacum. And im pretty sure that there isn't enough room for a turkey (sorry for my bad english, greetings from germany :)
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What would happen? Lets ask Mr. Owl.
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To see these extremely smart people with a "huh" look on their face is priceless.
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talking of symbols is prince still alive?
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Pi , you have a singularity then a sphere and then ?
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Yeah, I don't think you'd really notice anything. I think the only possible danger is radiation, but we have particles moving fast and through our bodies all the time.
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What would happen is that u wouldn't feel anything but the skin would die and peel away and u would have spasms in your hand
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Bro, I googled it for ages and I get the best in science and maths!
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I like how the old guy's favorite symbol had to do with breasts. =) fave
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anatoli_Bugorski > On 13 July 1978, Bugorski was checking a malfunctioning piece of equipment when the safety mechanisms failed. Bugorski was leaning over the equipment when he stuck his head in the path of the proton beam. Reportedly, he saw a flash "brighter than a thousand suns," but did not feel any pain
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As soon as that beam hit my hand, I'd get a irresistible urge to grunt "Hulk Smash!"
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I'll tell you exactly what would happen: It would shatter. Not because of the beam, but because the 100 tons of liquid helium in the accelerator would freeze your hand harder than any hand has ever been frozen, and then the near-perfect vacuum in the beam line would just rip it apart.
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that's how i shred my tax forms.
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Basically none of these idiots know what would happen. They're playing with fire
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+mrfeelgoodhaha You call them "idiots" because they dont invent an answer, they dont use faith or beliefs to invent an answer for you; thats why they are scientifics.If you want invented answers look for religion,its your place.
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so why not just use a hand from someone that donated to science?
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1,133,661 people watched this video... And all of them were likely the inquisitive sort. See! The planet isn't completely covered by idiots. You guys can all be my friends
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