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Best Higgs Boson Misunderstandings in Tweet Form

by Lauren Moore, published

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This week physicists in Geneva "found" the Higgs Boson particle, or better known as the “God Particle". This elusive and powerful particle has been a prized potential discovery since the 1960s and will explain how mass is attributed. This is a huge deal for scientists but how much does the lay person truly know about the Higgs Boson? Not much. Here’s a sampling of 5 tweets that will make you scratch your head and think, what?

Higgs Boson? That's Magnum, P.I.'s sidekick, right? — Ginny McQueen (@GinnyMcQueen) June 28, 2012
Don't believe the #athiest lies. The Higgs boson isn't real. Only God's love is — didier dogbro (@planet_of_butts) July 2, 2012

 

How Ironic that some Obama-loving #atheists found the Higgs Bosen or the "God Particle"!!! Hope they find Jesus soon #tcot — Jeffrey Carl Faden (@JeffreyATW) July 6, 2012
We've found God Particle, great! Still not answered "What do women want?". Hence proved that it's easier to understand god than women. — Pranav Sapra (@pranavsapra) July 5, 2012

 

Will Smith just punched the Higgs boson and said "Welcome to Earth."#HappyID4 — Matt Warburton (@MCWarburton) July 4, 2012

And here are two decently helpful tweets for those still confused about the fascinating particle:

Reminder: Higgs is an atheist, and Lederman named it "the goddamn particle", but embarrassed publisher changed it to "God particle". — Johan Norberg (@johanknorberg) July 4, 2012

 

#Higgs Boson Particle Explained (Infographic) ctx.ly/r/4dfvy #godparticle #standardmodel — SPACE.com (@SPACEdotcom) July 6, 2012

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