Another facepalm for humanity; "God Particles" on eBay

Higgs boson Particles, in a jar...

Everyone is probably familiar with the typical eBay scams where sellers sell off empty boxes of hardware after carefully wording it as such, or Jesus faces on anything from toast to any number of crappy useless things.

Now the service is being used to rope gullible buyers into purchasing a glass jar with Higgs boson Particles.

As if the entry itself isn't stupid enough, there are already three bids on it; although at a current low AU$1.50 so far.

Yesterday, Cern scientists reporting from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) claimed the discovery of a new particle consistent with the Higgs boson.

The particle has been the subject of a 45-year hunt to explain how matter attains its mass.

A participant holds open the last page of a presentation on July 4, 2012 during a seminar.

Although we know that the discovery of the "God particle" was pretty big news in itself, it was somewhat overshadowed by the use of Comic Sans in the press release given to seminar attendees, who subsequently felt that was equally as important, as well as most of the Internet.

Oh the humanity of it all!

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