posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 09:05 PM
This topic deserves a good detailed theory to go along with the image. Here is mine.
A group of students and their university professor Lobby their government to fund an expedition to the Antarctic to conduct a study. Being sucessful
in their funding efforts they charter a large boat and off they go. Almost to their destination and being ahead of schedule they decide to shut down
the engines and have party before reaching their destination.
Carefully stored below deck are boxes labeled "Handle With Care", "Sensitive Equipment". The Professor tells the students to go down below and
bring up the box on top of the pile.
After one of the students sets it at his feet, he happily pulls out his new Swiss Army Knife and cuts the twine holding it closed. As he opens it he
reveals where he chose to invest some of his petty cash and discretionary funds from the government grant. Inside is a collection of popular adult
beverages, enough to get them all falling down drunk a dozen times over.
After a couple of hours of drunken reveling the Professor turns to his students and says, "Hey, you guys wanna do an experiment in Human Psychology,
just for the fun of it"? Of course he now has the complete attention of all his staggering little groupies who then gather around. "Let's take that
box we just emptied and throw it on top of that iceberg ahead on the left. Then let's take the Helicopter up and shoot a photo of it, post it on the
Internet and see how long it takes it to go viral, just to see. What do you all say, should we do it?"
Of course being good and drunk the students nearly knock each other off the ship in the rush to be the one to throw the box and see if they can get it
to land on top of the Iceberg. The rest is history.
That is my theory and I'm sticking to it!
A Drunken Professor and his drunken band of Jolly Drunken Students did this, I'm sure of it.