However: it's clearly, really, truly, genuinely amazing.
Still, I'm not sure whether the metaphor chosen by one of the top scientists in charge is really doing that...something...justice:
"Protons are complicated particles, they've got quarks, [and other small particles], and colliding them is like colliding two garbage cans and watching carrots come out," he told BBC News. [Emphasis added]
I imagine the imagery used in the funding bids to build this enormously expensive (and, did I say it already, amazing!) thing was a little more...expressive.
But, then, you know, I'm not in the natural sciences. They seem to do things differently there.