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Published:April 2nd, 2015 10:46 EST

April Fools: CERN Announces Discovery of the Force

By Robert Paul Reyes

"CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, got into the April Fools` Day spirit by announcing the discovery of the Force from the Star Wars films.


The organization issued a tongue-in-cheek news release to celebrate the popular pranking holiday April 1 and said the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland detected the first unequivocal evidence for the Force while "running at the higher energy of 13 TeV."


A couple of years ago CERN confirmed that a new particle it discovered was a Higgs boson, the so-called god particle.

What can CERN possibly do for an encore? It can recreate the conditions that existed at the Big Bang, and discover the meaning of the universe! It can create a baby black hole that will swallow the Earth! It can reverse the polarity of the Earth and destroy life as we know it. It can trigger a massive earthquake that will destroy Europe.

But in the meantime CERN can release an April Fools` Day press release stating it has discovered the Force from the Star Wars films.

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