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First-Ever Online Photo Turns 20

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Two decades before scientists at CERN announced they had likely found a Higgs boson, the particle physics lab made history with a little less fanfare. A promotional photo of Les Horribles Cernettes, a comedic musical group composed of girlfriends and secretaries of CERN scientists, became the first photo ever to appear on the Internet 20 years ago this week. While only a handful of people saw it then, the photo is now undergoing something of a revival.

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