Time for a little education. Can anyone tell me (in laymens terms) what E=MC^2 means?

This is a very simple question. Do not overthink it. Just state what it means. Hint: E = Energy
Update: Very good class 8-)

Matter and Energy are the same thing, only in different forms. Einsteins profound famous Equation tells us this ;-)
He must have been a genius ............ uh yeah...... he WAS a genius LOL
Update 2: John M
has lost his medication again :-( sorry for the interruption folks.
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