Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Wanted Cat

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Wanted Cat

Wanted for violating the laws of Newtonian Physics. Old timey wanted poster with a mysterious cat in a box. Just what condition to you think he's in? Dead? Alive? Maybe both. I suspect this joke's been done before, but I really wanted to put my own spin on it. Honestly, you can never have too many jokes about a cat in a box that exists in a superposition of both dead and alive. It's available from Cafepress, Zazzle, Spreadshirt, and Printfection. The cat in a box is available as vector art on Spreadshirt so you can adjust up to three colors and add your own text.

If you're not familiar with Schrodinger's Cat, it's a hypothetical experiment about a cat put in a box with a vial of poison, a radioactive sample, and a hammer hooked up to a Geiger counter. An atom in the sample may or may not decay at any moment causing the Geiger counter to trigger the hammer, smashing the vial and poisoning the cat. In fact, according to quantum mechanics an atom may exist in a superposition of both decayed and not decayed until it's measured. Does this mean the cat also exists as both dead and alive, simultaneously? No. That would be ridiculous and that's what Schrodinger was trying to say. If I didn't make enough sense for you then check out the video below. That should clear things up.

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