Wednesday, July 11, 2012 4:15:48 PM
A Higgs boson is like a fat child. There is a Higgs field which is a field full of fat children. A particle of matter is an ice cream van. As the ice cream van drives through the field of fatties the fatties all clutch on to the ice cream van. This cluster of fat children gives the ice cream truck mass.
As far as I'm aware this is how it works. Sort of. But not really.