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Friday, November 5, 2010

Isaac Newton and cats

It is a little known fact of physics that the mass of a sleeping cat increases exponentially by the following factors:  a) how long the cat has been asleep (directly proportional); b) how much you want the cat to move.(inversely proportional).  Thus we can use the following equation to calculate the mass of a sleeping cat, where m = the weight of the cat in pounds, t = the amount of time the cat has been sleeping, and i = the appropriateness of the cat's location on a scale of 1 to 10, where 10 is the least appropriate spot.  

Thus (m x t)i can be used to determine that a 13 pound cat sleeping for 3 hours on a black wool sweater (10 on the scale) will weigh 390 pounds, but only if you actually try to move the cat.  This is because the inertia of a sleeping cat can only be quantified by kinetic energy.

This explains why a cat sleeping on either side of me on top of the blankets is impossible to move.  That's my tale, and I'm sitting on it.

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