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CERN Confirms Existence Of The Force

01/04/2015 10:24 BST | Updated 01/04/2015 11:59 BST

We all knew it was true didn't we. Let's not pretend any longer.

There isn't a single Star Wars fan that hasn't stared longingly at a red traffic light and thought: "I wonder if I could....no, course not, don't be silly", and then still waved their hand.

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Well you can wave to your heart's content because CERN, the home of truth reason and all things mind-bogglingly complex has confirmed our suspicions, that George Lucas was right all along.

Having restarted the Large Hadron Collider, the team were able to carry out tests at much higher energy levels and what they discovered was quite extraordinary.

“Very impressive, this result is,” said an unnamed source at CERN.

While the four fundamental forces have been discovered and well documented CERN has now revealed evidence of the Force

An official spokesperson for CERN said, "The Force is what gives a particle physicist his powers, It’s an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us; and penetrates us; it binds the galaxy together.”

OK, so maybe that last quote was a step too far. Still, it's by far the geekiest and the most enjoyable April Fools' Day prank we've seen in a while and we're all the more thankful for it.