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Place Your Bets on the LHC

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Particle colliding is the new dog racing. Stephen Hawking bet against the LHC discovering the Higgs-Boson, and now you can get in on the action too.


Alexander Unzicker set up an options market for the LHC, where you can bet on the discovery of the Higgs Boson within a certain time frame. If you sincerely believe researchers either will or won't find the "God Particle," or if you just like making wild guesses on subjects in which you have little to no understanding, put your money where your mouth is. But make sure to factor futurebird destruction into your time frame.


CERN should probably take this to the next level. Set up a grandstand and hire a few bookies. Might be a good way to recoup the LHC's $3 billion cost. [Bet on the Higgs via New Scientist]

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