What was the most impressively clear and concise answer in 2016?

Note that a clear and concise to a very simple question is not necessarily particularly impressive.

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I would like to nominate the answer below:

Does the Many Worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics necessarily imply every world exist?

The question provides a short but very informative answer highlighting that unlike in other areas of life, on Physics.SE size isn't everything.

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks, but I decline the nomination. I dashed off that answer in 30 seconds and I'm not really proud of the attention it got or the ensuing discussion. $\endgroup$
    – knzhou
    Commented Jan 22, 2017 at 6:10
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    $\begingroup$ @knzhou Stephen Hawking came up with Hawking radiation under the shower (at least supposedly). And this is the "Less is more" category, so no false modesty here ;) $\endgroup$ Commented Jan 31, 2017 at 7:12

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