January 25, 2012 - submitted by Oscar, Sweden

Q. When I saw Coldplay at Globen, Stockholm 2008 Chris Martin said to the audience that The Scientist originally was written by Metallica. This is a piece of info that is nowhere to be found on the internet. Rather the opposite. Was this just a joke by Chris?

The Oracle replies:

This is a fine example of Chris' sense of humour of which there are hundreds of examples. It must be hard sometimes to know what's true and what's not but Metallica are (almost) as far away as you can get from Coldplay so I assure you this is a 100% joke.