Wormhole Revealed in Sheffield.
A guest blog from Professor Brian Cox
The investigation begins here at an unassuming bus stop opposite platform A of Sheffield Interchange.
From here you can catch a 47 or 48 bus northwards to Shiregreen, passing through Pitsmoor, Fir Vale and Firth Park.
This is a frequent cross-city route, running to Herdings in the south of the City. But our desire is to travel north and we can use Travel South Yorkshire's stunning on-line services to check departure times from this particular stop.
There is a pretty clickable plan to help.
And up pops a list of places served by route 47. All is well on this list until you get to Shiregreen terminus; but it's the next stop listed that reveals the location of the wormhole. Once the bus leaves Shiregreen you would expect it to return to City. But it doesn't. The bus next appears at ...
... Highfield, having leapt invisibly, beautifully and instantly from a northern suburb to a location south of the City centre ...
... en route to Herdings and, distorted by the space-time continuum, now travelling in the opposite direction!
Researchers are currently seeking to find the Shiregreen wormhole here ...
... at the Butterthwaite Road Junction but sensors show that the other (southern) end is in the basement of Highfield Library, with buses materialising via the now-closed public conveniences.
Doubtless this discovery with mean that we have to rewrite our textbooks and the universe will seem even more beautiful but will never be the same again.
fbb adds his comment.
Now that the news has broken, the BBC has commissioned a full length Horizon programme which Prof Cox will be presenting; including lots of shots of his gazing wistfully into the setting sun whilst "significant" background music plays rather too loudly for comfort.
Nevertheless a truly remarkable discovery.
Or it could be that Travel South Yorkshire have messed up their data management, yet again? Surely not?
For the record, it would take one hour and 28 minutes to get from stop FS5 to Herdings via Shiregreen. OR you could walk across the road to Platform A, stop A2, and take 23 minutes. Oddly, the wormhole route does not seem to save much time.
Next blog : due Tuesday November 1st