A entrepreneurial scientist has apologised to Rebekah Brooks after his latest invention got her into trouble with the police.
The police were called in to investigate after a bin man found Rebekah Brooks' computer in the scientist's bin. Upon being questioned about it, Rebekah said she didn't know how it got there, and she was telling the truth. But Marcus McAlpine, the inventor knew exactly how it got there, and he is ready to tell a court of law all about it.
He said the computer must have gotten into his bin whilst he was experimenting with the magnetic forcefield that allows his newly invented magnetic bin to attract its own household waste.
He thought he had programmed the bin to atrract empty tins, cans and metal yoghurt lids but the magnetic force field must have been stronger than he'd anticipated because it attracted a lot more than just household rubbish. When he went to check what his bin had attracted it seemed to have attracted lots of computers, including Rebekah Brooks.
He knows that this will come as a shock to some people but he says people in the magnetic bin world will know exactly why it happened.
The police are said to be taking his apology seriously but are said to have asked him why he didn't try to return the computers to their rightful owners.
Mr McAlpine replied "Its because of my pending patent. If I had returned them to their owners they might have guessed how I'd gotten hold of their computer in the first place. Then everyone would be building magnetic bins and I'd lose my Idea."
I agree. A magnetic bin is an easy thing to copy. Lets all go build one...now.
By Katarina Frogpond