The clean-up crew at the British university probably didn't enjoy this part of their job, and the guy's office they cleaned didn't need or want this type of dirtiness taken away. Read all about it here.

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bryan kennedy's picture

I heard a similar story to this is college studying geology. A group has been camped out on an uninhabited rocky island for months collecting chunks of volcanic rock for geochemical samples.

When the boat came to pick them up along the jagged shores of this island the crew boxed up all their samples to transfer to the boat. There was no easy docking point and the cliff like shores of the islands didn't make the boat's landing very safe. Yet, they finally got everything moored and ready to go.

As the crew lifted a box of rocks from the shore to the boat, a worker slipped and SPLOOSH! A box full of the samples splashed into the ocean, where the cliffs continued hundreds of feet straight down below water. Given the cost, a rescue operation was out of the question and so all their work was gone. It's sad when all that research just disappears in a flash...or a splash...or the trash.

posted on Sun, 02/08/2009 - 8:12pm

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