Higgs Boson = Smoking Duck?

I have to admit that I understand VERY little of the news today that the mad scientists at CERN‘s Large Hadron Collider have apparently confirmed the existence of the long-theorized, long-soughtafter Higgs Boson.

Fortunately, I don’t have to understand much in order to appreciate the off-the-charts hilarity that ensues when one of the top physicists in the world gets all metaphorical:

[Oliver] Buchmueller (a senior physicist on one of the research teams) at CERN said: “If I were a betting man, I would bet that it is the Higgs. But we can’t say that definitely yet. It is very much a smoking duck that walks and quacks like the Higgs. But we now have to open it up and look inside before we can say that it is indeed the Higgs.”


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