Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Humor: A True Perpetual Motion Machine

This idea was posted to Art Bell's website about eight years ago by one of his listeners. I don't know if you can find it on the current CoastToCoast.com website. I tried and couldn't locate it. Whoever wrote this deserves our undying gratitude.

A True Perpetual Motion Machine

Universal Law #1: A falling cat will always land on its feet.

Universal Law #2: Falling buttered toast always lands butter-side-down.

(Note: this is a "proof of concept" proposal. No cats have been ill-treated in any way).

The Device:

Take a piece of buttered toast and attach it to your cat's back, butter-side up.

From an elevation of at least three feet, drop your cat.


Your buttered-toast-cat combination will gently rotate indefinitely about a foot off the floor because of the two scientific laws cited above.

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