Valentine Cat About to Test Gravity with Glass

Almost Wordless Wednesday: Testing the Law of Gravity

September 20, 2017 Posted by Valentine - 34 Comments

Glass is fascinating when it shatters, don’t you think? I test gravity all the time, ’cause I’m skeptical about the “law of gravity” that humans recognize. I don’t always use drinking glasses as my test objects, but I get the best results from them overall.

Mom doesn’t really appreciate it when I test gravity. And my tests seem to make my minion, Bessie the Basset Hound, a bit nervous. I think she’s afraid she’ll get in trouble. My tests record specific information: time of day; size, shape and strength of the glass; location, distance and speed of the drop; amount of force on the glass; velocity of impact; spread at impact, and lapse time until my human (and also doggie in this case) responds. Though Mom always hops out of bed in the middle of the night when she hears the impact, so far I haven’t seen a real improvement in her response time. And I’ve conducted a pawful of these tests at random. I may have to add some variables.

Mom, I think you need to go to the store; the glass supply is running low. And this kitty has important work to continue and share with the scientific community. Tee hee hee.

Do you have a gravity tester in your household? I would love for you to comment. If you liked this post, please also see, “Wordless Wednesday: Wonderous Eyes.” Mew Mew!