Finally, we draw the curtain on our circus of horrors with this sensational find, fished out of a PC by David McCauley:
David reckons the poor thing must have been in there since the computer was manufactured, since it was "completely solid". It's certainly a novel take on the concept of "computer hardware". ®
Stateside Adam is hoping to get "bonus points" for what he and his work colleagues refer to as "The Great Knot". It's impressive, and has all the makings of a terrifying CAT-5 creature:
I started out thinking "I've seen worse than that", and finished with "holy crap".
What I've learned
It seems that ants are negatively charged - they're all stuck to the positive pin on that capacitor.
And I thought Pratchett made this stuff up!!!