The internet is cracking up about the discovery of the Higgs Boson
July 4 was a momentous day for scientists, enthusiasts and of course tweeters and meme-makers. Higgs Boson quickly began trending on twitter and Facebook. Scientists at CERN announced that they are 99.99 per cent sure that they found a sub-atomic particle — Higgs Boson or the God Particle. This elusive particle makes up the missing jigsaw piece in the Standard Model of particle physics.
When it concerns announcements, it’s hard to keep humour out of it, especially on the internet. A big flood of tweets, image-posts and comic strips emerged on how the most-hated font, Comic Sans was used in the presentation slides. Prakash Dantuluri, science-savvy IT guy, posted on Facebook, “Hint to CERN: Don’t use Comics Sans Serif font to do an announcement that changes mankind. :)”. While twitter user, Fred_ssc tweeted, “Dear @CERN: Every time you use Comic Sans on a powerpoint, God kills the Schrödinger's cat; Please think of the cat” While Facepalm memes emerged on popular websites like 9Gag and Imgur: “The most important discovery in Physics for 50 years, in comic sans (face-palm)”
If it wasn’t about the font, then it was about the particle. The popular joke doing the rounds is: A Higgs boson walks into a church, according to one joke which did the rounds. “We don't allow Higgs bosons in here!” shouts the priest. “But without me, how can you have mass?” asks the particle. Best one however, for all Rajni fans is that God’s particle is none other than Rajinikanth! This ‘God Particle’ is getting popular on T-shirts and coffee mugs as well. Shall we say, “Brace yourselves for the onslaught of Higgs merchandise?”
TraciSkene: After reading about the God Particle, I’m convinced I won't understand the implications until Sheldon explains it to Penny.
JohnFugelsang: Dude, I totally lost my God Particle. Someone found it?
PranavSapra: We’ve found God Particle, great! Still not answered “What do women want?”. Hence proved that it’s easier to understand God than women.
Rez-Nov: They found ‘God particle’, God just sneezed, that’s all, chill
TomScott: At the end of the #higgs announcement, one of the CERN team will pause, nonchalantly say “oh, one more thing”, then calmly teleport away.
maya_amorous: After all this #cern ‘discovery’ all I can think about is poor kids who'll have to study it in schools. Hum to bach gaye! :)
Rameshfilms: We’ve found God, can we begin the search for Goddess? Else how will the legacy pass on?