How I Discovered the Grand Unifying Theory
It was quite simple, really. I discovered the grand unifying theory of the universe just now, during teatime. And I wasn’t even drinking tea. I was drinking coffee. Cappuccino, to be exact.
I have always wanted to discover something big, such as the grand unifying theory of the universe, but I did not expect it to happen in broad daylight during teatime while drinking cappuccino. Then again, other great philosophers have made equally great discoveries while busy with the most absurdly mundane activities. One guy, I can’t remember who it was, made a major discovery while sitting in the bath (which was rather unfortunate for him, and quite embarrassing for his wife, for next thing everyone knew he was running down the street naked and shouting “Eureka”!). Another guy - I think it was Newton - made a major discovery by just watching an apple fall from a tree.