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J.K. Rowling Tweet About an Aardvark March 2018

J.K. Rowling Just Shared the Hilarious, Random Reason 1 of Her Book Edits Was Late

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 12:  JK Rowling attends the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) at the Royal Albert Hall on February 12, 2017 in London, England.  (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

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We all have those "my dog ate my homework. . . no really, it did" stories. Mine? Just a swan casually on the train tracks so I couldn't make it to work, but J.K. Rowling's latest excuse takes the cake. After Quite Interesting, the fact-finding team for BBC show QI, tweeted out on Thursday, "In April 2016, the Large Hadron Collider was shut down after a weasel fell into it," the author replied, recalling a particularly hilarious and incredibly random reason she couldn't hand in an edit for The Casual Vacancy one time. "I couldn't email my editor final changes on The Casual Vacancy from South Africa, because an aardvark had chewed through a power line. Nobody ever believes this. I think he struggled, too (the editor, not the aardvark)."

Of course, Twitter fans couldn't help but get in on the fun and share their equally random "dog ate my homework" stories.

Never change, J.K. Rowling.

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