1/31/08

This Is Just A Joke.

An American magazine held a competition, inviting its readers to submit new scientific theories on ANY subject. Below are the winners:

5th place (Subject: Probability Theory) If an infinite number of rednecks riding in an infinite number of pickup trucks fire an infinite number of shotgun rounds at an infinite number of highway signs, they will eventually write the complete works of Shakespeare in Braille.

4th place (Subject: Bio-Mechanics) Why Yawning Is Contagious: You yawn to equalize the pressure on your eardrums. This pressure change outside your head unbalances other people's ear pressures, so they then yawn to even it out.

3rd place (Subject: Symbolic Logic) The Chinese are technologically underdeveloped because each of their alphabetical characters represents a whole word or phrase, rather than a single letter. Thus they cannot use acronyms to communicate technical ideas at a faster rate.

2nd place (Subject: Newtonian Mechanics) Deforestation may cause earthquakes, tidal waves, or even the total destruction of our planet. Just as a figure-skater's rate of spin increases when the arms are brought in close to the body, the cutting down of tall trees may cause the Earth to spin dangerously fast on its axis with disastrous results.

Winner (Subject: Perpetual Motion) When a cat is dropped, it always lands on its feet, and when toast is dropped, it always lands buttered side down. Therefore, if a slice of toast is strapped to a cat's back, buttered side up, and the animal is then dropped, the two opposing forces will cause it to hover, spinning inches above the ground. If enough toast-laden felines were used, they could form the basis of a high-speed monorail system.

7 comments:

Shalene said...

I'd like to see a video of those cats! That sounds really funny!!! I love you!

Mulled Vine said...

The cat thing is true! You have to be careful with the amount of butter you put on the toast, though - too much butter and the toast wins as we found to our cost with Minxie. Her nose was seriously put out.


;-)

Bobby said...

Nice to hear from you Robert.

Want to try something fun? Duct tape a sparkler to each paw and then put the buttered toast on his back. It's better if you do this at night.

If you live in a rural area you can use bottle rockets in place of sparklers. You might want to put a little kitty helmet on them, the landings can be a bit rough at times.
GB!!
Bobby

Mulled Vine said...

On a more realistic note, I did put socks on the feet of our dog when I was little - its very amusing to watch them try to walk. Very cruel though in hindsight but I guess humour mostly has a victim...

Bobby said...
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Bobby said...

Robert, you keep spelling humoe wrong.

I used to put aluminum foil on my cats paws, funniest thing I have ever seen.

GB!!!

Bobby said...

I meant humor. Look who can't spell;)