“Of course all of us have heard about the Bob particle,” said one, “but I had no idea it had quite such good teeth.”
The Bob particle has been the subject of a five-year witch-hunt to explain how large quantities of truth suddenly turn into lies.
It’s hoped that the discovery could be the final piece of the jigsaw explaining why all money throughout the Universe somehow ends up in Barclays’ balance sheet.
The MPs claimed to have seen a “slick thing in a nice suit” appear early on Wednesday afternoon that was able to dodge probing analysis.
Eventually they confirmed to journalists that it was the elusive Bob particle after weighing its wallet and discovering it was 133 times heavier than everyone else’s.
MPs had been concerned that the Bob particle might be more slippery than expected and there were fears it might attempt to manipulate interest rates.
“This is a historic milestone,” said one excited MP. “With further analysis we might even find out some actual facts.”
The confirmation that this is the elusive Bob particle could be one of the biggest discoveries of the century and will encourage MPs to find out more about the shadowy planet Libor where thousands of people appeared to make money without telling anyone.
However, at this stage spokesmen were keen to temper all the excitement.
“We can’t discuss too much about planet Libor,” said Barclays Head of Particles, Giggs Boson. “It is a dark matter.”
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