Friday's question of the day
Our last question asked: Forget the Twitterverse's dress or llama drama; in China, a very different meme recently went viral. What does the word mean? What popular action star is credited with its origin? The "viral" word, duang, is actually meaningless; its origins can be traced to a mash-up of a Jackie Chan shampoo commercial that aired in China.
Congratulations to Craig Pittman of the Tampa Bay Times for being the very first to answer that correctly! Honorable mentions belong to Marty Ray, Ken Walker (who explained it as "a nonsense word that Jacki Chan made up to describe his hair’s awesomeness"), Jeanne Kirk (who interprets it to mean "full bodied hair"), and Hollywood Highlands (who suggests it implies "the extent to which something is good").
As for today's question, here it is: Fourteen years ago, a popular, bumbling buffoon of a character seemed to stumble upon a complex equation predicting the mass of the Higgs boson. Who was the character and why were the cartoonists inspired to include the idea?
Click here to submit your answer to @MuckRack. IMPORTANT: If you choose not to click that link, please include the word "answer" in your tweet so we can find it (the link will automatically do so for you)! We’ll announce the winners in the next Daily!