Reports are coming in that the Large Hardon Collider has gone down yet again and this time may stay down for good.
Despite many attempts to keep it up, scientists in Geneva are now considering zipping up possibly the world's most expensive erection.
Originally designed to confirm once and for all the existence of the "Higgs Bottom" particle the device is now at the center of a European controversy.
"We have enlarged our ring but even this has failed" we were told today.
"We blame the British.." we were told. "Unlike our French and Italian colleagues they just can't get it up"
It is now doubtful if the Hardon Collider can actually be turned on and it's future is very much up for grabs.
It is rumored that the owners of a dubious adult toys website have registered an interest in keeping the project going but it has been denied by European scientists that the website largehardon.com is actually up for sale and are quoting a misprint in recent news reporting as the source.
The actual owners of largehardon.com refused to give an interview simply stating "If this is about bloody Meercats again you can .... off!"