Here are some videos on the Higgs boson which give different analogies
By Don Lincoln
See the TED Blog post about the Lessons TED-Ed did with CERN.
This video illustrates an analogy for the Higgs mechanism first proposed by physicist David Miller in response to a challenge by British Science Minister William Waldegrave.
The observation of the Higgs boson is the culmination of a long program to test the Standard Model of particle physics.