Be prepared for Unionists to ask for the Scottish Independence Referendum in Autumn 2014 to be open for voting through the night.
Why? Because it seems the psephologists have discovered a hitherto unknown phenomenon: Unionists prefer voting between midnight and 3.30am.
No, it's not an April Fool. The discovery has come about because of an online poll held by The Scotsman newspaper on whether the Independence Referendum should be brought forward in line with the 'findings' of the UK Government Consultation.
For most of its life, the poll was fairly evenly split with even a slight majority for the 'No' vote, ie. in support of the Scottish Government's timetable. That 'slight majority' being in the region of 20% with 60% supporting the Scottish Government view.
Then just before one o'clock in the morning a strange thing happened. The Unionists woke up. And, with the vote sitting at 6230 for Yes and 4757 for No, they started voting. And the Yes vote went through the roof.
00.50 hours 6230
00.56 hours 6455
00.57 hours 6598
01.00 hours 6749
01.01 hours Reset to 0
01.03 hours 6904
01.04 hours 6948
01.05 hours 7000
01.06 hours 7108
And on, and on, it went.
By the time the poll closed, it seems around 3.30am, the vote supporting the UK Government/Unionist position had almost doubled in two and a half hours from 6230 to 11608. The votes supporting the Scottish Government timetable had moved from 4757 to 4780.
There could, of course, be some innocent explanation.
(a) Scotsman readers like voting in polls at night.
(b) Some kind of computer malfunction (Note to Scotsman, if there wasn't one, make one up. Quickly.)
(c) There was a pre-printed voting card on the Scottish Labour website and it submitted all the votes at the same time.
Or, (d) None of the above.
Of course, it worked out dandy for the Scotsman. When you're running a poll at the same time as your front page story proclaims 75% want single question on Independence Referendum and 70% want it brought forward, it's always nice when your poll backs those figures up.