No d'oh's this time!
Homer Simpson is known for his bumbling ways on The Simpsons but a revelation from an episode FOURTEEN YEARS AGO proves that Homey was no dope!
That episode was entitled The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace and it featured Homer writing an equation on a blackboard that may have predicted the mass of Higgs boson years before physicists did at the Large Hadron Collider.
The Simpsons revelation was discovered by Dr. Simon Singh who said:
"That equation predicts the mass of the Higgs boson. If you work it out you get the mass of a Higgs boson that's only a bit larger than the nano-mass of a Higgs boson actually is. It's kind of amazing as Homer makes this prediction 14 years before it was discovered. One of the equations relates to Fermat's Last Theorem, and my first book was about all about this notorious equations, so leapt out of the screen. My PhD is in particle physics, so I was similarly shocked by Homer's equation predicting the mass of the Higgs boson."
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But we're now hearing that this information was NOT placed in the episode by mistake!
Simpsons writer and co-creator of Futurama David X. Cohen was actually the one who snuck the equation into the episode and he was able to do so with the help of his high school buddy David Schiminovich who currently is an astronomer at Columbia University.
The equation was based off of mostly Schiminovich's work but he and Cohen put their brilliant minds together to come up with the best possible guess of the mass of the Higgs boson that was available at the time! And they snuck that estimation into the episode!
Well, it looks like their guess wasn't just close — it was basically right on!
Another reason that goes to show why The Simpsons is the greatest show ever. It won't just make you laugh, it'll make you smarter, as well!
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