There are a number of well worn excuses for not giving in your homework on time. The dog ate it. You left it in your locker. You left it at home. It was taken off you by the school bully. A student at Imperial college by the name of Brian May has come up with quite an original effort having given in his PhD thesis 36 years after he began it.
According to this chancer he became the guitarist in one of the world's biggest bands and released a string of hit albums and anthemic singles. Far fetched, eh?
The Queen guitarist will discuss his thesis with the examining board on 23rd August and the results will be released a short time after that date.