A Conversation for Schrodinger's Cat
Researcher 204927 Started conversation Jun 19, 2003
Shouldn't it read:
Cats have three states, dead, sleeping and hungry
Pond_Rat [life is weird - laugh at it.] Posted Jun 20, 2003
Atlantic_Cable Posted Jun 27, 2003
The joke comes from a Terry Prattchet book. The witches put one of their cats in a box, I forget why. It has three states, the two from the experiment and of course is bloody furious at being put in a box for an hour.
But anyone who says cats are smart is wrong, I have just spent thirty minutes getting my sister's cat out of the chimney. The fluge plate closed behing it and she got trapped.
Still, what do you expect from a cat named after an alcoholic beverage.
Having said that, her brother did a wonderful impression of Lassie, mewwling at me until I went and rescued her.
He did, however, take a very loing circular path to take me to her.
He's also named after a beverage.
Cardi Posted Jul 8, 2005
Yeah the book is Lords and Ladies by Terry Pratchett page 276 (hardback) and page 199 and the cats name is Greebo!
"in this case there were three determinate states the cat could be in: these being Alive, Dead, and Bloody Furious."
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