I was reading an article today about the large hadron collider, and came across this little gem of a quote.
"It would appear that any time-traveling quantum bird sent by the Higgs boson was unable to disrupt yesterday's run."http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2009/11/large-hadron-collider-starts-up-produces-first-collisions.ars
Believe it or not, this is not a reference to Adams (as I first suspected.) The author, Ford, was referring to this
time-traveling quantum bird:
"The most recent mishap involved a bird dropping bread into an electrical transformer. All of this has caused some to speculate that the Higgs bosonâ€”the elusive particle that is the basis of massâ€”is actually causing these failures to occur from the future. "