Have you read my new short story ROUNDABOUT?
Several of the odd things that happen to Nicole are inspired by real life events. A bird did in fact drop a baguette into a vent in the Large Hadron Collider. (The last link is CERN’s clarification about what really happened – “feathers and bread were found at the site.”)
Nikola Tesla also had a weird thing with a pigeon.
And if you’ve ever driven on Sturrow Drive on a Red Sox game day, then you know the other lane is always going faster than you in a traffic jam.