What was, in your opinion, the best layman answer in 2016?
A layman answer is an answer directed at those without expert training in physics.
Vote either by posting an answer linking to your favorite layman answer, with a brief description of why it's your favorite, or by upvoting an existing post. Voting lasts two weeks, i.e. until Jan 29 2017.
This is part of the Best-of PSE 2016. If you are interested in providing a prize bounty for the winner (mostly highly upvoted answer of this meta post), please comment.