Ok, so I have a mystery for somebody to solve. The way I see it, there are two possibilities, and I’m hoping you can help me determine which one is the more logical.
I’m on the couch last night, watching a movie on my new laptop. I suddenly hear a crash. Not a soft tinkling crash like a cat pushing over a tin of tuna, but a crash that sounded like a brick had just been thrown through our kitchen window.
I race out to investigate (sporting my Winston Churchill sleeper pajamas), and see nothing.
Eventually I notice that our ‘money jar’ (a fairly good sized ceramic container) has burst. Sitting next to the broken money jar is a broken coconut. Now the coconut in question was purchased by me just a few hours before, but here is the mystery, and the two possibilities.
Possibility one – Coconuts explode. My hypothesis is that the coconut burst, and was sitting next to the jar, thus breaking the jar (which again, sounded like somebody hurled the jar against the wall or something). However, I have looked on the internet, but can find nothing about coconuts exploding, thus raising serious questions. The other problem with this hypothesis is that as far as my wife and I recall, the coconut was 10 FEET AWAY FROM THE MONEY JAR! There is no way the coconut exploded, traveled across the room (both sides, and the milk), hit the money jar, without spilling any milk between point A and point B. Which leads me to the only other logical possibility.
Possibility Two – Our house is haunted. I can only surmise that some specter, in a fit of rage (maybe it didn’t like our decor), threw the coconut across the room, it struck the jar, and burst both the jar, and the coconut. This would account for the very large crashing sound.
Taking into acount the use of the coconut, one can only conclude that the specter must have been Graham Chapman.
Now that I think of it, there could be a third possibility involving an African swallow, but I haven’t seen any flying around the house at night.