Friday, July 6, 2012

Its the Higgs, Bozo!

There has been a lot of news about the Higgs boson recently.  CERN's recent discovery of a new particle that seems very Higgs boson-like is indeed big news.  It gives a lot of support to the current "standard model" in which this particle is responsible for much of the mass of the universe.  

It has inspired Vi Hart (a Digital Diner favorite) to produce the sonnet in the video above.  The funny thing is that they didn't really need to build a multi-billion dollar large hadron collider to find it.  They could have just looked on eBay to find it in a peanut butter jar.

For me, I'm pretty sure that I found the "God particle" a few years back in a piece of cheesecake.  Eating it certainly seemed to make me feel heavier anyway.

In case you missed them:

A Higgs boson walks into a bar, the bartender asks "What's the matter? You look like you've got the weight of the world on your shoulders"

A Higgs boson walks into a catholic church. Priest says "What are you doing here?" Higgs boson says "You can't have mass without me"

Darth Vader was heard to say, "The force is weak in this one."