Editor's Note: This article originally published in July 2012 when scientists discovered a subatomic particle that could be the Higgs boson.
Have you noticed all the buzz surrounding the Higgs boson? Do you have any idea what it is or what it means? You're not alone.
Let me help you brush up just in time for CERN's big announcement on July 4, 2012. What does the Higgs particle have to do with bombs and giraffes? You'll have to click to find out. And join the conversation by leaving a comment below. Come on, talk nerdy to me!
The video below is a brilliant explanation of the Standard Model by Henry Reich of Minute Physics. You can subscribe to his YouTube channel here.