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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?


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BLUEJEAN99 10/25/2012 7:53PM

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GOSPARK45 10/25/2012 12:33AM

    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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TDWANDD2MYK9 10/24/2012 3:33AM

    Fantastic! Although it did hurt my brain a bit;) emoticon

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SENIMMO 10/23/2012 10:48PM

    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

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KIPPER15 10/23/2012 8:40PM

    I missed this blog. Too good.

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CRANRANA 10/23/2012 5:43PM

  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

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CRANRANA 10/23/2012 5:42PM

  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.

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FANGFACEKITTY 10/23/2012 2:11PM

    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.

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FIFIFRIZZLE 10/23/2012 1:47PM

    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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DNRAE1 10/23/2012 1:30PM

    The linguistic significance was paltry, but the blue air around the spoken words was probably awe-inspiring! emoticon

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MYBABYGIRLS 10/23/2012 11:53AM

    loved it! emoticon

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LAHUDSONCHEF 10/23/2012 11:27AM

    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! :)

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MARYJEANSL 10/23/2012 11:09AM

  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!

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MILLIE5522 10/23/2012 11:07AM


Hope you feel better soon. Thank you for referring back to this earlier blog. I must have missed it first time round!

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GARDENQE2 7/16/2012 3:30PM

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THE_SHAKESHAFT 7/16/2012 1:11AM

    Great blog! :D

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LEXIE63 7/15/2012 6:02PM

    You forgot to include the Friday 13th Factor into your questions! LOL

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PAMNANGEL 7/13/2012 7:17PM

    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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TILLERGIRL 7/13/2012 6:21PM

  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

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KAREN608 7/13/2012 5:05PM

    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.

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LAC936 7/13/2012 4:12PM

    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.

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