The world’s biggest science experiment has been disrupted by a small weasel.
A small weasel caused a short circuit at the Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator in Cern.
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world’s largest and most powerful particle collider, the largest, most complex experimental facility ever built, and the largest single machine in the world. It is located in Switzerland.
The unfortunate little creature did not survive the encounter as it was electrocuted by the high-voltage transformer.
The short circuit forced scientists to take the LHC offline in the early hours of Friday morning.
A spokesman for Cern said that the weasel did not get into the tunnels, just the electrical facilities.
Scientists predict it will take a few days to repair the damage caused by the weasel’s visit.