An object in motion will always be headed in the wrong direction.
Cartoon Laws of Physics
Cartoon Law I Any body suspended in space will remain in space until made aware of its situation.
Daffy Duck steps off a cliff, expecting further pastureland. He loiters in midair, soliloquizing flippantly, until he chances to look down. At this point, the familiar principle of 32 feet per second per second takes over.
Cartoon Law II Any body in motion will tend to remain in motion until solid matter intervenes suddenly.
Whether shot from a cannon or in hot pursuit on foot, cartoon characters are so absolute in their momentum that only a telephone pole or an outsize boulder retards their forward motion absolutely. Sir Isaac Newton called this sudden termination of motion the stooge's surcease.
Cartoon Law III Any body passing through solid matter will leave a perforation conforming to its perimeter.
Also called the silhouette of passage, this phenomenon is the speciality of victims of directed-pressure explosions and of reckless cowards more...
Ever wonder whether anybody could be so dumb as to require
instructions telling them how to play with a Slinky (a
children's toy consisting of a large flexible spring)?
Well, in case you were wondering HERE are the instructions
that come with one:
TO PLAY WITH SLINKY IN HANDS
Hold end coils of Slinky with both hands. Now raise and
lower each hand in a rhythmic motion.
TO BOUNCE SLINKY UP AND DOWN
Hold a few coils lightly in one hand, allowing rest of
Slinky to hang down. Now in a bouncing motion, move
hand slowly up and down.
TO WALK SLINKY DOWN INCLINE OR SLOPE
Any board or table top with a non-slip surface will do.
Slope surface so rise equals about 1 foot for every 4
foot length. Place Slinky at top, flip and watch Slinky
start down, end over end.
The heaviest known element. It possesses an ever-expanding mass. Very white. Acidic. Emits heat but no light. Instantly polarizes all elements that come in contact with it. Repels protons and electrons; attracts only morons.
With a slick appearance and slimy texture, this element undergoes a series of interesting changes when in hot water.
Similar to Americium, but a little denser. Much more rigid. Often called Boron.
Precisely equal numbers of electrons, protons, neutrons, leptons, quarks. Completely inert, utterly useless, but smells like a rose.
Extreme irritant. Carries a strong negative charge. Does not possess magnetic properties. Can be purchased cheaply.
Einsteinium it ain't.
Has no taste or smell; is often indistinguishable from water.
Found in abundance, except when needed. Exists in two states, in motion and at more...
One day Mr. Jones went to have a talk with the minister at his church. "Reverend," he said, "I have a problem. My wife keeps falling asleep during your sermons. It's very embarrassing. What should I do?"
"I have an idea," said the minister. "Take this pin with you. I'll be able to tell when she's sleeping, and I will motion to you at specific times. When I motion, you give her a good poke in the leg with the pin."
In church the following Sunday, Mrs. Jones dozed off. Noticing this, the preacher put his plan to work. "...And who made the ultimate sacrifice for you?" he said, nodding to Mr. Jones.
"Jesus!" cried Mrs. Jones as her husband jabbed her in the leg with the pin.
"Yes, you are right, Mrs. Jones," said the minister.
Soon, Mrs. Jones nodded off again. Again, the minister noticed her dozing. "Who is your redeemer?" he asked the congregation, motioning towards Mr. more...