Emboldened by sake and beer and wine, the scientists decided to immerse their superconducting materials in some booze, just to see what would happen.
What happened was, surprisingly, not a stern reprimand for their boss, but rather the remarkable discovery that booze-soaked materials became appreciably more superconducting. Naturally, they published their results (after they had a good rest and took some Advil).
Who knows what breakthroughs will emerge next from dunking stuff into cocktails? Some fun home experiments are bound to yield fascinating results.