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Australian Nobel Laureate Professor Peter Doherty Accidentally Tweets 'Dan Murphy Opening Hours'

Australian Nobel Laureate Professor Peter Doherty Accidentally Tweets 'Dan Murphy Opening Hours'

Ever accidentally posted something to social media that was actually intended for a sneaky Google search? Surely we've all been there, not that you'll want to think about it all too often.

Well, sadly this has happened to Australian Nobel laureate Professor Peter Doherty, who accidentally posted a tweet that simply reads 'Dan Murphy opening hours'.

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Whoops.

The Melbourne immunologist won the coveted Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine in 1996 and followed it up with Australian of the Year in 1997. He's been honoured for his work on how the human body combats viruses - which couldn't be more relevant than now.

But it seems like Prof. Doherty is as prone to simple human error as everyone else.

Most Dan Murphy stores are open between 9am and 7-9pm - let's hope your local is still open Peter.

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He's since admitted that his wires got crossed after looking at his screen for too long. What we respect though is that he's left it up for everyone to admire.

The tweet has amassed a whopping 7,900 likes and hundreds more comments and retweets. Many have called the slip-up incredibly relatable considering many are looking forward to a beer after work these days.

After noticing the awkward tweet, Professor Doherty followed up with a new post.

He said: "Not sure what this means but, since inadvertently tweeting about Dan Murphy at lunchtime, I seemed to have picked up 1,100 followers."

Hey, if people got a giggle from the original post and will now get updates from a world leading immunologist, that can only be a good thing.

After getting such a warm and fuzzy response from everyone, he's committing to asking all his pertinent questions on the social media site from now on.

He signed off: "Many thanks, just what I was trying to find out. Why bother with Google, where I was meaning to be, when there's so much help available via Twitter?"

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Topics: News, Australia

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.