According to the meteorologist Edward Lorenz, a butterfly that flaps its wings in Brazil can cause a tornado in Texas. Lorenz, of course, is the forefather of chaos theory – a theory that continues to have a practical application in manifold spheres.
Take the poll to find The 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of all-time, which aired on Channel 4 this evening. In it, several morons from Romford radically reconfigured the cosmic order just by picking up their telephones. How else can one explain the fact that Tommy Cooper finished fifty-third in the public vote – a whole 16 places behind Jim Davidson?