Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Cats and Buttered Toast

Here's another excerpt from Steve Krug's Don't Make Me Think. Actually, it's an excerpt of an excerpt. In the book, Krug quotes John Frazee from The Journal of Irreproducible Results.

When a cat is dropped, it always lands on its feet, and when toast is dropped, it always lands with the buttered side facing down. I propose to strap buttered toast to the back of a cat; the two will hover, spinning, inches above the ground. With a giant buttered-cat array, a high-speed monorail could easily link New York with Chicago.

That's just great, isn't it? I love when smart people use their intelligence for silly things.

Thing I'm thankful for: Books!

Note: My boss informed me that the guys on "Mythbusters" discovered that buttered toast does not, in fact, always land with the buttered side facing down. Still, Frazee's comment is funny.

4 Comments:

Blogger Yvonne said...

That IS great, however, with the spinning you'd get all your passengers really ill. So requirement for being able to hop on: empty stomach and the ability to jump through the door as it spins by... ;o)

4:08 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

I'm having trouble viewing this post. On more than one computer. Anybody else?

9:34 PM  
Anonymous brian said...

I'm still trying to figure out why we don't just tape cats back to back instead of wasting perfectly good buttered toast.

Resolves that pesky Mythbusters problem too. (Dang it Jamie and Adam, do you have to ruin everything?!)

11:12 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

I love Mythbusters. Love it.

10:59 AM  

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