Not Even Hipsters Know What the Higgs Boson Is

By Sam Gibbs on at

Human kind made history Wednesday when scientists announced that they'd discovered a new particle, which they were sure was the elusive Higgs boson. It might surprise you to know that hipsters haven't a clue what the Higgs is, even though it's incredibly simple.

"A creepy European man that goes around flashing people" has to be my favourite answer. Mind you, as one hipster pointed out, Higgs boson wouldn't be the worst band name in the world ever. I wonder how many of the Great British public would know what the Higgs boson was, if we just went out onto the street and ambushed them. Somehow I fear there would be a similar void of knowledge. [MSN Now via Gizmodo Australia]