So I’m reading this fascinating Wiki article about the snail telegraph, and I think to myself: “Wow, that would be a great subject for a question on that splendid British quiz show, QI! Maybe I should post a comment about this on the forums on their website, or something.” Just to ensure that it hadn’t actually been used on the show already, I do a quick Google search on QI transcripts and snail telepathy.
Well, it turns out that it had already been used as a subject for a question on the show. In fact, it was on the same episode which I had sitting as a YouTube video in the next browser tab over.
Which I had just been watching (or at least partly watching, partly listening to in the background while I was doing something else in a different tab). Which was presumably the reason why I looked up snail telegraphs on Wiki in the first place, although the memory of doing so appears to have gone missing, as I just kind of found myself sitting there, reading the article.
I need a new brain.