Scientific Question

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  1. Its generally accepted that toast always lands buttered side down - also a cat always lands on its feett - what i want to know is what happens when you drop a cat with a piece of toast (butter side up) bodge taped to its back ?????
  2. Fang_Farrier

    Fang_Farrier LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    You get perpetual motion
  3. msr

    msr LE

  4. Fooking hell OSACIN, is that the best you can come up with?

    Here's a scientific answer: toast usually lands butter side down because it usually falls from table height and only has sufficient time to flip over once (due to amount of drag caused by the size and shape of the bread) before it hits the ground. Cats land feet down for their own self-preservation - they know if they land on their head or back it's going to hurt. Experiments have been done where different shapes of toast are dropped from different heights and they don't always land butter side down.

    Another 'interesting' dilemma: If 'once you pop you can't stop' with a box of Pringles, why do they come in a resealable tube?
  5. Hmmmm added to that I have always wondered why they bothered using sterile/new needles for lethal injections.....
  6. Another version of the same situation.

    What if you got two cats and strapped them back to back and then dropped them?

    You could then place these two cats in Mr Schroedingers box and you would have an immortal perpetual motion machine.

    Now if we could find a way to harness the energy produced we could be onto a winner..
  7. Ahhh, but each cat would be in the act of obserrving the other whilst in Mr Shroeagfretdser's box and thusly, nowt would happen, according to his theory anyway....
  8. Imagine cat powered Challys!

    Now that would be a noise to make your bowels move.
  9. Shite never thought of that.

    What if you named your cat "Toast" and then buttered the cat?
  10. What?, then put it in the box?............
  11. Yeah.

    Butter the back of the cat then drop into the box and then close the box.

    The result should be an immortal perpetually spinning cat.

    Must be a way to attach some form of power transfer and then free power for ever more.
  12. Until the cat dies.... ;)
  13. Google "Schroedingers cat" for reasons why this will never happen
  14. you're so wrong it hurts.

    <... ahem...> Boffin mode, on

    It's in Heidlebergs box that 2 cats observing each other will cancel the other out. Two cats in Schrodingers box means that you decrease the chances of a box full of dead cat by 50%, and thus you have discovered a new way of preserving life. Good on yer!

    If we stuck the cat (with toast and butter ensemble) in a bernoullis box it would probably hover butter side down.

    ... but all this is pure conjecture. We need empirical evidence!!!

    Incidentally - shall we all write an official grant proposal and submit it to the EPSRC?

    Boffin mode, off
  15. No, No, Jimbleep, you misunderstand, the cat is in fact immortal as it can exist in a quantum state until it is 'observed'.....

    Some form of barbed rod up it's ricker may be the answer to power distribution problems?...........

    Edited to bow to the Shrew's supiorior wisdom, my hat is off to you sah!