there is a theory
that some time ago
there was an elephant
in this lecture room
and that it blew off
an absolutely cosmic

so it should come
as no surprise
that recent measurements
have detected
minute traces of methane
with exactly the concentration
and uniform distribution
thruout the room
that were predicted...

that there was an elephant here
seems no longer in doubt

but what sort of elephant it was
and how big a hole it blew
in the fabric
of space-time
is yet to be determined...