Date: Wed, 09 Oct 2002 10:10:48 -0400

Author: Machele Cable

Subject: Antigravity

Post:

Sorry, but antigravity has already been discovered. The problem with it
is that they can't figure out how to remove the annoyed cat and messy
butter from the equation. The principle is based on two facts: 1) a cat
always land on its feet and 2) buttered toast always lands buttered side
down. So, if you strap buttered toast to the back of a cat in just the
right way, the two oppose each other and the cat/toast system will then
hover some distance above the ground. That distance is proportional to
the amount of butter and the number of cat feet.

Sorry to disappoint you!

Chele

Edward Sabol wrote:

> Thought perhaps small tilt due to floor movement cause the long moment
> arm to react. Though I do like the antigrav thread :)
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Jason St. John
> Sent: Tuesday, October 08, 2002 3:19 PM
> To: tap-l
> Subject: Re: Cavendish problems
> I don't know, Ed. It's a rig that's worked before, and I'm
> pretty sure
> the lead is not on the floor. What did you have in mind?
> -jmsj
>
>
>
> On 2002-10-08.15:06 owner-tap-l@listproc.appstate.edu sent:
>
> How massive is the lead mass and is in on the floor?
>
>
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