This is near the top of the list in "funkiness". For the last three nights I've had a screaming wisdom toothache that won't let me get more than an hour of sleep at a time. So what else to do? Pop a few more painkillers and go play radio to take my mind off the pain.
I saw ZS5J spot ZS8Z (Marion Island) on 10 Meters SSB at 6:15 AM our local time so I autoclicked on the computer spot and took a listen for ZS8Z. It never dawned on me that 10 Meters surely wouldn't be open at 6:15 AM, or that I would actually here a rare DX station 10,503 miles away - because to tell you the truth, my head is scrambled with the pain from the friggin' toothache and the lack of sleep. If I was thinking clearly I never would have went to listen.
Even funnier, if I hadn't recorded it, I wouldn't believe my own story.
Here's the recording of me (N0UN) working through Japanese and Chinese stations (off the back of the beam) to work David on Marion Island shortpath. What a kick in the ass!