Behold: Adorable Hand-Drawn GIFs That Explain Higgs-Boson

You hear about the Higgs-Boson all the time, but do you know what it is? If the answer is no, fear not: It's complex and confusing. Luckily, the New York Times has a beautiful, animated explainer to break it down for you in layman's terms. [New York Times]

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I promise I'm not anti-science, but I don't know what good supposedly finding this particle does humankind, and therefore, I don't don't know what good the billions and billions of dollars spent over the decades has done for us.

Can anyone illuminate me as to why this matters (no pun intended)? What will come of this that will benefit mankind?