LHC - The Large Hadron Collider (thanks CombatMedic) - This particle accelerator will be the largest device of its kind when it begins operating in 2008. It will also have a chance of destroying our planet or the entire universe through the creation of a black hole, strange matter that is more stable than ordinary matter, magnetic monopoles that could catalyze proton decay, or by triggering a transition into a different quantum mechanical vacuum.
The chance that any of that will happen is very small, so they're willing to risk it.
The Amazonians value combat prowess and purity of spirit. By wrestling half naked, they pay homage to both virtues by displaying their battle-forged bodies while preserving as much modesty as their society deems necessary. The gelatin in which they wrestle is symbolic of the fluid nature of battle, a concept the Amazonians call ‘akgor-gra.’
Pros: Much more comfortable than my last toilet seat, which was a transparent resin with seashells embedded inside. The outer layer wore off from friction, exposing the sharp jagged edges of the seashells, which were constantly scrapping my backside and causing major cuts and open sores.
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