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We all have those "my dog ate my homework. . . no really, it did" stories. Mine? Just a swan casually on the train tracks so I couldn't make it to work, but J.K. Rowling's latest excuse takes the cake. After Quite Interesting, the fact-finding team for BBC show QI, tweeted out on Thursday, "In April 2016, the Large Hadron Collider was shut down after a weasel fell into it," the author replied, recalling a particularly hilarious and incredibly random reason she couldn't hand in an edit for The Casual Vacancy one time. "I couldn't email my editor final changes on
I couldn't email my editor final changes on The Casual Vacancy from South Africa, because an aardvark had chewed through a power line. Nobody ever believes this. I think he struggled, too (the editor, not the aardvark). https://t.co/baKw9uJ6gj— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) March 22, 2018
Of course, Twitter fans couldn't help but get in on the fun and share their equally random "dog ate my homework" stories.
I had trouble working from home because Meepers wouldn’t get off my laptop. Animals and work man. pic.twitter.com/0uQNe3hgSb— Jess (@dochaseve) March 22, 2018
Squirrels ate ALL the wires to my Christmas light display this Winter! I believe you! pic.twitter.com/TuVlRaJ3n2— BabyBlueEyes (@BlueCatInTheSky) March 22, 2018
@qikipedia I once wrote to my daughter's teacher explaining that she HAD done her homework, but I accidentally set fire to it— Dr Denise Bowes (@denisebowes) March 22, 2018
My train was once delayed because of a badger in the junction box at Purley— Geoffrey (@Gil21christ) March 22, 2018
I once had to ring my daughter’s school and explain that my dog actually did eat her homework. pic.twitter.com/sBQC0rQbvl— Rowan Coleman (@rowancoleman) March 23, 2018
Both the weasel and aardvark now have super powers.
— David Ludwig (@DLudwigMusic) March 22, 2018
Never change, J.K. Rowling.