Last Wednesday (4th July, 2012) scientists at CERN claimed the discovery of a particle “consistent with the Higgs boson”. As far as we’re concerned, if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and sounds like a duck… then it probably is a Higgs boson. Or a duck.

To celebrate this occasion we’ve decided to create this bonus strip. No ducks were harmed during this process, but we can’t vouch for the bosons.

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Caption: As we approached the speed of light we found ourselves faced with objects flying in the opposite direction…

Caption: I pressed the fire control… and ahead of us lasers blazed through space…

Caption: A monstrous behemoth loomed large before us as we braced ourselves…

Caption: …for the inevitable collision

[Scene shows the spaceship exploding with debris flying off everywhere]

[Final scene shows the same debris pattern on a computer screen. It's labelled as "CERN: Large Hadron Collider" and an alert at the bottom says "HIGGS BOSON DETECTED"]

Scientist: With that one, I think we've found enough to go public