NEW research has found that in any situation involving multiple humans one of them will be deliberately uncooperative.
The Institute for Studies examined groups of people in every conceivable context, from a family dinner to a simulated nuclear disaster.
Professor Henry Brubaker said: “In each scenario there was one person who wanted everything their way, which was the precise opposite of what everyone else wanted.
“For example in the simulated nuclear disaster aftermath, after considerable difficulty the group snared a rabbit which was their first meal for a week.
“However one fucker refused to eat the resulting meal because ‘rabbit is technically a red meat and I only really eat chicken’, necessitating the preparation of some nettle soup specially for them.”
Martin Bishop, who took part in the study said: “Pissing everyone off is better than getting no attention at all, in my mind at least.”
Difficult behaviour dates back to prehistory, with cave paintings depicting one member of a group being awkward about crossing a river and the others accommodating him but then getting eaten by wild animals as a result.