FUN FRIDAY: Liquid Cats?

Never let it be said that scientists have no sense of humor. In fact, an advanced and somewhat warped sense of humor is almost mandatory when dealing with quantum mechanics, I’m told.

That’s why, I’m sure, someone did a serious scientific study as to whether a cat is a liquid or a solid, or if can be both at the same time. It was published in the prestigious “Rheology Bulletin,” back in 2014. For some reason this critical scientific research is only now coming to light.

I don’t want to spoil it for you but I will share this little tidbit:

In conclusion, much more work remains ahead, but cats are proving to be a rich model system for rheological research, both in the linear and non-linear regimes.

I think that about says it all.

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Stuart Sweet
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