The dish rack in a Watsonia home has been deemed more delicate an ecosystem than the Daintree Rainforest, with scientists concluding that the precarious balance of items could tumble to the floor at any moment. Following the cooking of a dinner last night that required a larger than average number of dishes to produce, the dish rack of the Bannister family was absolutely loaded to capacity.

When the above photo of the rack was viewed by a team of esteemed botanists from a local university, they all agreed that the image displayed a delicate ecosystem that could be compromised by even the slightest intervention. Speaking to The Watsonia Bugle about the situation, lead scientist Roger McAllister said, “As a team, we spend a lot of time observing and testing the flora and fauna of a wide variety of rainforests and other natural habitats all over the world. This image shows a particularly delicate balancing act as a variety of organisms attempt to exist harmoniously in a relatively small surface area.”

Continuing with his analysis, McAllister said, “If you look at the plastic colander that is partially out of the frame, that thing is under more threat than even the most endangered species in the Daintree. All it would take is for one average-sized person to walk past that with a slightly heavy tread and that thing would be hitting the floor, and possibly taking a few other items with it. It’s fascinating.”