Paging Erwin Schrödinger

Imagine you place a kitty in a box, and then place that box in another box with another kitty. According to the theory of Qtetum Mechanics, there is a 46% chance that the kitties will be furiously whapping each other, a 72% chance they will be cuddling each other, a 19% chance they will be simultaneously whapping and cuddling, and a 218% chance they will just stare at you until you give them treats.


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  1. myadestes says:

    Wait … I was told there would be no math.

  2. Carol & the Kitties says:

    Love the formula written on the box – and the kittehs too of course!

    If it was my 2 they would also be 110% chewing up the boxes.

  3. That formula on the box, its the icing on the cake.

  4. Yay! Both cats are alive. (in this dimension).
    I think that formula was devised simultaneously by mathematicians in Ancient China and Ancient Egypt and is named “Domination Of Inferior Beings Squared Theorem”. Dangerous calculation.

  5. When I first started reading NTMTOM’s post the first thing I thought of was Emperor’s New Groove. “Ah, how shall I do it? Oh, I know. I’ll turn him into a flea, a harmless, little flea, and then I’ll put that flea in a box, and then I’ll put that box inside of another box, and then I’ll mail that box to myself, and when it arrives…I’ll smash it with a hammer!” Except we don’t want to smash any kitteh boxes.

  6. This could well be NTMTOM’s finest hour. Okay, his stuff is always beyond fabulous but clearly he’s outdone himself this time. Am I wrong, people? No, I didn’t think so. 🙂

  7. Don’t forget the Maru Corollary which states there is no box a kitteh cannot get into.

  8. But what happens if the observer is removed? Or, if the small box is closed, are both kittehs going to disappear in another dimension? Are they going to reappear but multiplied by 2 = 4 kittehs? Could this be a way for a hoomin to have a never-ending supply of kittehs – that is, a true Qte Nirvana? So many possibilities!!

  9. Not sure if it’s the cute kittehs with the identical expressions on their faces or the complicated maths that’s causing the problem, but I’m going to lie down now.

  10. It reminds of of the lisp programming language. (

    In lisp you would write this as:

    ( cat ( cat ) )

  11. elishab says:

    Over the top with this one! Love eettt!