Friday, September 23, 2005

Something to ponder...

We all know of Murphy's Laws, one of the most famous being that:
Buttered toast will always land on the buttered side.

And, we also know this simple rule about cats:
A falling cat will always land on it's feet.

But what if we took a cat and attached a piece of buttered toast to its back [butter-side up of course] and threw that in the air? 'Hmmm... impossible' you say? Allow me to explain...

The cat, by law, must land on its feet - but the toast, (by law too) must land on the buttered side. So to counter-act this physical impossibility the cat [with toast on its back] will simply suspend itself in mid-air - to what I refer to as the CatToast Equilibrium point.

Go ahead, try it for yourself. See what happens.

Some advice if it doesn't work immediately:
- try adding more butter to bring the toast's equilibrium force closer to that of the cat's.
- or to lower the equilibrium force of the cat, try shaving some hair or cutting off some legs.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

knowing my cats, they'd try to lick the butter off the toast & then what would happen.