An electron and a positron annihilate and energy is released in the form of quantized EM (gamma etc.) rays: Now some childish yet inquisitive questions; 1. Where were there quanta prior to annihilation, inside the electron or positron (or both)? 2. Were these quanta really present before or were created at the instant of annihilation? 3. If they were present already, what 'mechanism- I don't know any other word' led them out? 4. If they were created at the instant, did the matter wave associated with the electron and positron turn into the electromagnetic wave (quanta)?