It was a sure-fire Nobel Prize winner – collect tears from children, convert them into peace crystals and dissolve these into all the drinking water systems around the globe: instant peace.
And it worked, and the clever scientists were duly invited to Oslo that December and were given the diploma, the medal, and lots of lolly.
But, as happens with most of mankind’s fiddling with the natural order, things went badly wrong when the absence of war, the downturn in fatalities, and blossoming familial happiness caused the supply of tears to drop dramatically and, well, we’re back to square one.
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