Monday, September 15, 2008

Is it the end of the world?

I was witnessing a spectacular halo around the moon on the night of 12th Sep, 2008 in Chennai, when my neightbour drove past me and got off his vehicle. I drew his attention to the halo. He was amazed for a moment. however I could see apprehension creeping up his face. he hurriedly tapped on my shoulder and asked me, "Do you think this is the beginning of the end of the world?". I was perplexed and asked him why he thought so. He whispered, "Do you know that scientists are experimenting in CERN, France with that new atom smasher machine they have got?. maybe this halo is a result of that experiment having gone wrong"

Phew !!!

I didn't know whether to laugh, cry, console this neightbour of mine !!

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