March 18, 2006

Buttered Bread Anti Gravity

Posted in Uncategorized at 3:20 am by egalitaria

If you drop a buttered piece of bread, it will fall on the floor butter-side down. If a cat is dropped from a high and towering place, it will land on its feet. But what if you attach a buttered piece of bread, butter-side up to a cat’s back and toss them both out the window?

The laws of butterology demand that the butter must hit the ground, and the equally strict laws of feline aerodynamics demand that the cat cannot smash its furry back. If the combined construct were to land, nature would have no way to resolve this paradox. Therefore it simply does not fall.

That’s right, you have discovered the secret of antigravity! A buttered cat will, when released, quickly move to a height where the forces of cat-twisting and butter repulsion are in equilibrium. This equilibrium point can be modified by scraping off some of the butter, providing lift, or removing some of the cat’s limbs, allowing descent.

from Physics Humour. the best sort.

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