Today’s Big Whoopsie:
Pentagon accidentally ships Live Anthrax . . .
On May 27th, the Pentagon admitted that it had shipped live anthrax to facilities in multiple U.S. states, and to a U.S. airbase in South Korea—by accident. Anthrax is usually kept in highly secure biolabs with multiply redundant safeguards. But we’ve always known there is room for human error. —Nautilus Magazine
The possible scenario as to how this big Whoopsie happened:
Lenny: Hey Larry whatcha eatin’?
Lenny: It looks weird, what is it?
Larry: Creme brulee. I make it myself. I brought extra if you want one.
Lenny: Oh cool! I’ll definitely try one.
Lenny: Where are they?
Larry: On that table over there.
Lenny: The one with the test tubes on it?
Larry: No the one behind it.
Lenny: You mean the one with the beakers on it?
Larry: No, the table in the back. I put them right next to all those Live Anthrax Petri dishes you made yesterday.
A few minutes later:
Larry: Well, what do you think of my creme brulee, Lenny?
Lenny: Mm . . . this is killer creme brulee, Larry!
Larry: Yeah, I guess you could say creme brulee is my specialty.
Lenny: Why’d you make so many?
Larry: I sending them to all my buddies in our nine different labs around the US and South Korea.
Lenny: That’s really nice of you but aren’t you worried you’ll get the creme brulee and the live Anthrax mixed up?
Lenny: Well it’s going to cost you a fortune to ship them.
Lenny: Why are you laughing?
Larry: Are you kidding? Uncle Sam’s paying for it.
Lenny: You want to know something, Larry, just between you and me?
Lenny: I haven’t paid for a single postage stamp since I started working at the Pentagon in 1992.
Lenny: Me neither.
Until next time . . . I love you (especially you Pentagon!)