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One of those questions you got in physics lessons at school

Friday, July 13, 2012

A cat weighing 12 pounds leaps from a chair 2.6 ft from the ground at twice the speed of gravity in the attempt to get into the kitchen first.

Q. What will the pound per square inch impact of this furry feline missile be on the shins of his human slave, a middle aged morbidly obese female?

Q. What is the likelihood of the cat sustaining damage himself?

Q. If the cat sustains no damage, what is the probably that he will hit the kitchen
a. before the human
b. before the other resident cat which was asleep in the next room at the time of the incident.

For discussion

Since cats do not have opposable thumbs and cannot open tins of Whiskas, why do you think the cat was so keen to get to the kitchen first?

What would be the likely effect on the psyche of the human, given that the passage where the impact occurred is dark and she 'didn't see the moggy coming'?

Would any language used during or shortly after the impact be of linguistic significance?

To which charitable organisations might you refer her for counselling/what medication might a doctor prescribe for shock.

Would YOU give THIS cat a home?

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  • v BLUEJEAN99
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    1306 days ago
  • v GOSPARK45
    HaHaHa. Lucky the cat isn't writing the story!

    My dog does that to me after dinner. I don't know why she thinks we can both fit in the doorway at the same time.

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    1307 days ago
  • v TDWANDD2MYK9
    Fantastic! Although it did hurt my brain a bit;) emoticon
    1308 days ago
  • v SENIMMO
    Loved the blog (even though I am admittedly not a cat person, sorry. One, I have allergies. Two, when my knees heal and my son graduates high school, I plan to go back to truck driving with my husband (I refuse to sleep in such close proximity to a litter box! Enough said). I enjoy hearing about your cats' antics however! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1308 days ago
  • v KIPPER15
    I missed this blog. Too good.
    1308 days ago
  • v CRANRANA
    Love, love, love your blogs. I had never read this one. Oh, the life of a cat person is never dull!! My cat story: We have a ninja cat - black-7 years old- who has never been seen by anyone other than the husband and myself. She can open our heating/cooling vents under the floor and uses them to transport herself around the house. After the lights are off at night, s
    1308 days ago
  • v CRANRANA
    Love, love, love your blogs. I had never read this one. Oh, the life of a cat person is never dull!! My cat story: We have a ninja cat - black-7 years old- who has never been seen by anyone other than the husband and myself. She can open our heating/cooling vents under the floor and uses them to transport herself around the house. After the lights are off at night, she comes out for her pets.
    1308 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/23/2012 5:43:18 PM
  • v FANGFACEKITTY
    I have a 14.5 pound cat. He learned how to open the cupboards, which he does now constantly. For no real reason that I can determine, he doesn't go into them anymore, but still opens them all the time. He mastered opening the interior doors some time ago and is currently hard at work trying to figure out how to open the kitchen window. He hasn't grasped yet that the window handle has to be pushed UP, not pulled DOWN like the door handles. I try not to let him see me open the window in an attempt to delay the day he figures it out.

    Occasionally he and his sisters like to play kamikaze in the middle of the night by jumping from the headboard 5 and a half feet in height onto the stomach of their sleeping slave human (me). I have invented whole new languages when that has happened.
    1308 days ago
  • v FIFIFRIZZLE
    This reminded me of a cat I worked for who used to lie in wait at the end of the corridor for my dog, a German short haired pointer, and fling herself on him, purely for fun.

    Which it was, except not for the dog.
    Feel better soon.
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    1309 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/23/2012 1:48:01 PM
  • v DNRAE1
    The linguistic significance was paltry, but the blue air around the spoken words was probably awe-inspiring! emoticon
    1309 days ago
  • v MYBABYGIRLS
    loved it! emoticon
    1309 days ago
  • v LAHUDSONCHEF
    Love this! I know whence you're coming...I once had a 16.5 lb cat. Thankfully, the route between living room and kitchen was a wide open space, not a dark corridor, so I could see him coming! :)
    1309 days ago
  • v MARYJEANSL
    Twelve pounds? That's some cat. And don't be too sure he won't figure out how to open the fridge...I know of one who can. Her poor slave has to prop the ironing board or trash can in front of it every night. Hee hee!
    1309 days ago
  • v MILLIE5522
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    Hope you feel better soon. Thank you for referring back to this earlier blog. I must have missed it first time round!
    1309 days ago
  • v GARDENQE2
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    1407 days ago
  • v THE_SHAKESHAFT
    Great blog! :D
    1408 days ago
  • v WENDYSPARKS
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    1408 days ago
  • v LEXIE63
    You forgot to include the Friday 13th Factor into your questions! LOL
    1408 days ago
  • v PAMNANGEL
    emoticon I've got 4 of the darlings. At least 2 of them would pull this stunt on me and a 3rd would just lay somewhere to trip me as the others tackled me. The 4th would lay low in the shadows observing.
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    1410 days ago
  • v TILLERGIRL
    OMG - I just love this blog!!!

    It's brought back some happy memories of school for one and secondly of having to write questions for students when I taught at college.

    And it made me smile.

    I haven't looked at your profile but I do hope that you're in the teaching profession as it surely needs someone like you who can think 'outside the box'. I'm sure older students would love to answer the questions you've posed.

    Brilliant! I look forward to more emoticon
    1410 days ago
  • v KAREN608
    Impact to shins about 50 lbs...
    damage to cat chance about.00000000001%
    100% the cat gets to kitchen first as bruised shinned human can't walk well now and sleeping human rolled over to say wha? and fell back asleep.

    Cat thinks food is left in kitchen when he wasn't paying attention and can steal it before humans come into room. He was wrong.

    Human shock wears off well by petting cat later and calling it the stupidest names one can make up in a tender voice, hee hee.
    cursing is not memorable. Spark friends will help with shock.
    Yes, that cat looks like Smokey my cat but it might teach my cats lots of bad habits or they he.
    Looks so innocent doesn't it? I expected a halo in the picture and wings.





    1410 days ago
  • v LAC936
    The cat is sweet, the hypothesis requires investigation. Having 2 strictly inside cats of my own I know we have a symbiotic relationship. They absolutely get to the kitchen before me, BUT without my "opposable thumbs" what good did it do them. Hence, without me they can do nothing, but with them I feel like nothing.

    Cute story; thanks for sharing.

    1410 days ago
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