I have been pondering a scientific question:
What would happen if someone stuck a stick of butter into a particle accelerator?
Aaron M. Boruff
Dave Harding writes a lucid reply:
The short answer is that you would mess up the butter, you would mess up the beam of particles, and you would mess up the accelerator. In case you want to know more, I'll tell you a little about how each of those would happen...
Take a look.