You’re always just a typo away from the Large Hardon Collider
CERN, Europe’s nuclear research organization, operates the Large Hadron Collider (or LHC, for short) — the largest particle accelerator in the world. Inside this almost 17-mile ring of tubes and superconducting magnets, beams of high-energy particles collide at nearly the speed of light. The LHC is also, apparently, a “hardon” collider, according to certain reaches of the internet — including CERN’s own site.
That’s right, CERN has made the dreaded hardon typo. Writer Anne Thériault recently pointed out a few on Twitter:
Today I learned Cern’s website has hundreds of typos referring to the Large Hadron Collider as the “Large Hardon Collider” pic.twitter.com/aYfwPI607z
— Anne Thériault (@anne_theriault) June 18, 2017