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VIDEO: Why Stephen Hawking was (slightly) unhappy about the Higgs boson

The theoretical physicist had a $100 bet with another scientist that the Higgs would never be found.

MOST PEOPLE WERE pretty happy to see the probable discovery of the Higgs boson, one of the keys to understanding humanity.

Stephen Hawking had some reservations though.

While he says that Peter Higgs should be awarded the Nobel Prize, the discovery also means Hawking loses a $100 bet with another scientist that the particle would never be found. You win some, you lose some…

(Video: tptyvideos/YouTube)

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