Homer Simpson, quite simply, is a genius. I know you’ve been thinking all these years the yellow skin was some form of serious deficiency, the alcohol and numerous injuries to the head would have slowed him down, but Homer has been educating us on levels we aren’t aware of.
In a 1998 episode, Homer stands infront of a chalkboard with a rather complex equation across it. Well, that equation so happens to predict the mass of the Higgs boson. Simon Singh, author of the 2013 book The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets made the observation.
Turns out one of the writers back then had a friend who was researching the Higgs boson, and managed to sneak the equation in the animation. And while the Higgs boson was hypothesised in the 1960’s, but only experimentally detected in 2012.
Therefore, the Simpson equation, when worked out, is only a bit larger than the nano-mass of an actual Higgs boson. That means he had a 14-year head start on real science. Now you know where exactly Lisa gets it from.
D’oh is me.