The Twitter account for the BBC television show QI (Quite Interesting) recently sent out an, interesting piece of trivia about the Large Hadron Collider.
In April 2016, the Large Hadron Collider was shut down after a weasel fell into it.— Quite Interesting (@qikipedia) March 22, 2018
Okay maybe it wasn't that interesting, especially if you're a weasel, but what happened a few moments later certainly was. Harry Potter author, JK Rowling tweeted her own story about a fantastic beasts making a fantastic mess of things.
It sounded to a lot of folks like the old, "my dog ate my homework" excuse.
That's just the classic excuse when you haven't done your homework. 😉— Henry Fraser (@henryfraser0) March 22, 2018
My go to excuse was I left it upstairs and the lift is broken.
It's a little suspicious - aardvark's are right at the beginning of the dictionary. If you're gonna make it up at least say pelican or yak— Alex J Call (@AlexJCall) March 23, 2018
Others came to Rowling's defense with hard to believe stories of their own.
One of my classmates got a free A on his homework assignment because the teacher's dog pulled it out of her bag and ate it before she could grade it.— Name Goes Here (@NightmareWaffle) March 22, 2018
My train was once delayed because of a badger in the junction box at Purley— Geoffrey (@Gil21christ) March 22, 2018
I have had an emu interfere with my geology work, which caused a delay my boss was a bit skeptical of. I also once had a 6ft python slither inside my car's engine through the wheel well. My husband didn't believe me til I showed him who was hugging the radiator.— Jess Phoenix (@jessphoenix2018) March 23, 2018
Okay Rowling, we'll give you a pass on this one, but no more missed deadlines. The world needs your words!