Newswire: Homer Simpson apparently predicted the mass of the Higgs boson particle

These days, “The Simpsons did it first” has become a bit of a cliché, but that’s only because the show has been on so long that anything the human race will ever accomplish from this point on has already been done by The Simpsons. Anyway, the latest thing that The Simpsons did first involves the Higgs boson, the so-called “God particle.” As reported by The Independent, Dr. Simon Singh says in his book, The Simpsons And Their Mathematical Secrets, that Homer came very close to predicting the mass of the Higgs boson in the episode “The Wizard Of Evergreen Terrance” when he wrote an equation on a chalkboard, coming up with an answer that’s only slightly larger than the thing’s actual mass. Oh, and that episode aired in 1998, 14 years before actual scientists ripped him off, Family Guy-style.

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