London UK: The London Summer Olympics opened on schedule July 27, 2012 with the lighting of the Olympic flame. What most spectators and athletes didn't know were the events that transpired the evening before.
The entire Olympic Sports Complex (Olympic Park and Olympic Village) are located on the outskirts of London in Stratford, East London. Amusement park attractions were set up outside the secured Olympic Park and Olympic Village areas. A number of old WWII and earlier industrial factory buildings still dot the landscape.
Her Majesty's Government was acutely aware of the possibility of terrorism occurring during the Games of the XXX Olympiad. Anti-aircraft missiles had been installed on rooftops of buildings located in or near the Olympic Sports Complex to cope with any airborne threats.
Sometime during the hours of Olympics' eve a burst of Saint Elmo's fire (ball lightening) caused an anti-aircraft missile rocket motor to ignite, slamming a warhead (didn't arm) into a non-operating amusement park free fall ride tower which toppled, causing a Ferris wheel to break free of its supports and roll about flattening a supposedly abandoned garage.
Security and police personnel immediately rushed to the accident scene. Metropolitan Police Inspector Bond was amazed that no one was injured by this Rube Goldberg sequence of events. Then his deputy reported that there appeared to be a number of squashed bodies and crushed bomb making materials inside the garage.
Subsequent DNA analysis should determine if the terrorists were homegrown Jihadists, al-Qaeda, Anarchists, Occupy London, anti-Monarchists or BNP members!
Reuben L Goldberg an American cartoonist, sculptor, author, engineer and inventor was best known for numerous cartoons illustrating complex gadgets performing simple tasks in indirect, convoluted ways. These devices are known as Rube Goldberg machines, similar to those drawn by W. Heath Robinson (UK) and Storm P (Denmark).