TODAY is officially the most depressing day of the year, according to a scientist degrading himself by concocting media bullshit.
Copper Sulphate Monday is when boffins open newspapers and see the unrecognisable caricature of science that, God help them, they have helped to create.
Dr Wayne Hayes said: “I work on high-throughput mutation detection for the Cancer Genome Project, or used to.
“There isn’t the funding for that, but there’s plenty of money to come up with equations demonstrating how to seat the perfect dinner party, the mathematics behind single socks going missing from the dryer and graphs explaining why Homeland should have finished after one season.
“They’ve promised I can do some proper research in February, after I’ve finished this equation which proves how to flip the perfect pancake.”
The scientists have come up with the equation SE=I-O², where SE is self-esteem, I is a negative number representing integrity and O represents the scientists’ overdraft, to explain why they can no longer look at themselves in the mirror.