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October 20, 2012 2:29 PM   Subscribe

Kittens playing with a Newton's Cradle
posted by The Whelk (80 comments total) 34 users marked this as a favorite

 
Eventually adorable tiger stripe kitten is like "screw this! I'm gonna get in it and I'm gonna eat it."
posted by sweetkid at 2:35 PM on October 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


For every kitten there is an equal and adorable kitten.
posted by Artw at 2:36 PM on October 20, 2012 [57 favorites]


Yeah the ending was the best. Also after the first video finishes, another one starts which features the same kitties. There are 52 videos in the playlist...there goes my evening!
posted by MaryDellamorte at 2:36 PM on October 20, 2012 [2 favorites]


A kitten at rest stays at rest unless acted upon by someone creeping up behind them and shouting BOO.
posted by The Whelk at 2:37 PM on October 20, 2012 [10 favorites]


Or if you open a can of something yummy.
posted by sweetkid at 2:39 PM on October 20, 2012


Is this part of one of those low-cost MOOC online video courses I keep reading about?
posted by Wordshore at 2:50 PM on October 20, 2012 [3 favorites]


Or if you open a can of something yummy.

Or a can that sounds like it might contain something yummy.
posted by bilabial at 2:57 PM on October 20, 2012 [2 favorites]


The perfect mind-rinse after watching some of the hateful citizens of Springfield MO get their jibber-jabber on. Nicely done, Whelk.
posted by Purposeful Grimace at 2:58 PM on October 20, 2012


I have no idea how these people got their cats wedged into their Newton's Cradle , or why.
posted by languagehat at 3:01 PM on October 20, 2012 [16 favorites]


I was sure it would end with broken string, missing balls and cat poop that made an odd clacking sound on the way out.
posted by Homeboy Trouble at 3:06 PM on October 20, 2012 [7 favorites]


The first precarious step on the road to a feline Manhattan project.
posted by HFSH at 3:19 PM on October 20, 2012 [7 favorites]


We've had quantum kittens for a while, it seems only appropriate that there are Newtonian ones as well.
posted by CheeseDigestsAll at 3:27 PM on October 20, 2012 [6 favorites]


If the mewtonium spheres get too close to each other a kittycality occurs.
posted by Artw at 3:27 PM on October 20, 2012 [11 favorites]


Exemplary problem-solving technique: paw at it, paw at it again, bite something in frustration, wander off for a nap.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 3:31 PM on October 20, 2012 [11 favorites]


shoving your whole body in there is the cat version of " have you tried restarting it?"
posted by The Whelk at 3:36 PM on October 20, 2012 [21 favorites]


I had half a notion to FFP this, but I'll just put it here: The Last Word on Cat Videos
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:39 PM on October 20, 2012 [10 favorites]


Quantum (>'.'<) entanglement!
posted by iamkimiam at 3:40 PM on October 20, 2012 [3 favorites]


Has anyone ever done a serious (as it can be anyways) sociological study on why so much of the internet is devoted to cats?
posted by mediocre at 3:47 PM on October 20, 2012 [2 favorites]


Physics, I WILL EAT YOU!!!!!
posted by GenjiandProust at 3:49 PM on October 20, 2012 [4 favorites]


It's obvious who the brains of this outfit is.
posted by bleep at 3:52 PM on October 20, 2012


That's actually not a Newton's cradle. That's a cat's cradle. Clearly.
posted by koeselitz at 3:55 PM on October 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


Call me when it's Newton playing with a Kitten Cradle!
posted by Fizz at 4:11 PM on October 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


The title of this video, "Kittens Learn Physics", is clearly a lie. On their exam, they wrote "mass x acceleration = fancy feast."

Those kittens didn't learn squat.
posted by Turkey Glue at 4:19 PM on October 20, 2012 [13 favorites]


My high school astronomy teacher called them "idiot balls".
posted by Egg Shen at 4:25 PM on October 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


The first precarious step on the road to a feline Manhattan project.

Los Alameows.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 4:35 PM on October 20, 2012 [23 favorites]


This is kind of how I remember our meetings with the folks from Marketing.
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 4:42 PM on October 20, 2012 [12 favorites]


I think I'm starting to understand why people get so obsessed over cats, and honestly it's scaring me a little.
posted by MattMangels at 5:37 PM on October 20, 2012 [2 favorites]


BRAIN AMOEBAS!
posted by Artw at 5:46 PM on October 20, 2012


Lawrence Moreliver Laboratory
posted by DU at 6:07 PM on October 20, 2012 [4 favorites]


I LOVE EVERYONE IN THIS THREAD
posted by elizardbits at 6:11 PM on October 20, 2012 [4 favorites]


Robert Oppenheimeower
posted by The corpse in the library at 6:25 PM on October 20, 2012 [3 favorites]


Говорящий кот
posted by homunculus at 6:31 PM on October 20, 2012


Kitten:"How does this do that? What the? And then I do this and... huh? And what about this? Oh, fuck it, let's just eat it."
posted by Foam Pants at 6:34 PM on October 20, 2012


Isaac Mewton
posted by DU at 6:37 PM on October 20, 2012 [4 favorites]


GaliLeo
posted by DU at 6:37 PM on October 20, 2012


"Sir Isaac Newton, renowned inventor of the milled-edge coin and the catflap!"
"The what?" said Richard.
"The catflap! A device of the utmost cunning, perspicuity and invention. It is a door within a door, you see, a ..."
"Yes," said Richard, "there was also the small matter of gravity."
"Gravity," said Dirk with a slightly dismissed shrug, "yes, there was that as well, I suppose. Though that, of course, was merely a discovery. It was there to be discovered."
posted by miyabo at 6:45 PM on October 20, 2012 [10 favorites]


In other lolmammal confusion, what is it with walruses and buckets?
posted by Anything at 6:48 PM on October 20, 2012


Albert Felineinstein
posted by briank at 6:56 PM on October 20, 2012 [2 favorites]


So that's the second Svlad Cjelli reference on MeFi in a week PLUS I just re-read Book 1 to the oldest kids.

More proof of the fundamental interconnectedness of all things.
posted by DU at 7:03 PM on October 20, 2012 [3 favorites]


(shameless self-link)
Los Alameows.
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 7:10 PM on October 20, 2012 [4 favorites]


Oskar the Blind Cat Playing on the Bed
posted by homunculus at 7:37 PM on October 20, 2012 [3 favorites]


Get those kittens out of the Large Hadron Collider! The Clawed Particle is entering an unstable state.
posted by BlueHorse at 7:58 PM on October 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


Copurrnicus.
posted by flyingsquirrel at 9:27 PM on October 20, 2012 [3 favorites]


Tycho Clawhe
posted by nathancaswell at 9:39 PM on October 20, 2012 [3 favorites]


Stephen Clawking
posted by nathancaswell at 9:40 PM on October 20, 2012 [3 favorites]


Pawvel Cherenkov
posted by nathancaswell at 9:42 PM on October 20, 2012 [3 favorites]


As happy as I am about that last one I am equally sad I cannot think of one for Christiaan Huygens.
posted by nathancaswell at 9:44 PM on October 20, 2012


Kittyaan Huygens.

Get your head in the game!
posted by C^3 at 9:48 PM on October 20, 2012 [3 favorites]


Alpurrt Einstein.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 9:55 PM on October 20, 2012 [4 favorites]


WHERE IS JOHANNES KATPLER
posted by elizardbits at 10:08 PM on October 20, 2012 [5 favorites]


Michael Furaday.
posted by koeselitz at 10:08 PM on October 20, 2012 [3 favorites]


Richard Felineman.
posted by Awakened at 10:45 PM on October 20, 2012 [3 favorites]


Henry Cravenfish.
posted by koeselitz at 10:51 PM on October 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


This video, and this thread, are meeting my needs.
posted by LobsterMitten at 10:58 PM on October 20, 2012 [4 favorites]


Grace Hoppurr
posted by Minus215Cee at 11:29 PM on October 20, 2012 [2 favorites]


Archimewdes.
posted by pwnguin at 11:38 PM on October 20, 2012 [3 favorites]


Daniel Purrnoulli.
posted by pwnguin at 11:45 PM on October 20, 2012 [3 favorites]


Purrnor Von Braun.
posted by Artw at 12:02 AM on October 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


I can't wait for them to discover string theory.
posted by gamera at 12:04 AM on October 21, 2012 [11 favorites]


Niels Meowhr
posted by Minus215Cee at 12:13 AM on October 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


Hans Teiger
posted by koeselitz at 12:19 AM on October 21, 2012


Marie Purrie
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 12:20 AM on October 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


Herrball von Helmholtz
posted by koeselitz at 12:23 AM on October 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


Heisenfurrg
posted by misha at 12:39 AM on October 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


Leo Szilard.
Enrico Furmi.

An excellent demonstration of Newtonian entanglement.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 12:44 AM on October 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


Schrödinger's cat
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 1:15 AM on October 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


Kitstiaan Huygens.
posted by MartinWisse at 2:25 AM on October 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


Mwarie Purrie
posted by fraula at 3:29 AM on October 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


I was so scared I'd run out of favourites before the end of the thread. In thanks, I offer up: JJ Thomcatson and his son, GP Thomcatson, as well as the eminent Purray Gell-Mann.
posted by undue influence at 4:06 AM on October 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


Is it bip before bop or bop before bip ?

I know-- Let's run some simulations.
posted by y2karl at 5:07 AM on October 21, 2012


The cat's in the cradle with the silver balls
Noming and poking with their floofy paws.
"When you gonna work, son?"
"I don't know that, 'cause the Internet is made of cats!"
posted by drlith at 5:31 AM on October 21, 2012 [6 favorites]


Galimeowo
posted by flyingsquirrel at 8:19 AM on October 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


It's all very cute until the biting (flossing??) starts.

Then it's cute and ouchy.
posted by djrock3k at 8:59 AM on October 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


Also: Clawl Sagan
posted by djrock3k at 9:04 AM on October 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


They are clearly testing the calicoefficient of friction.
posted by Turkey Glue at 12:08 PM on October 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


The Cute is strong in this young Jedi,
posted by y2karl at 1:37 PM on October 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


Purr Programming
posted by Artw at 1:45 PM on October 21, 2012


NiKitla Tesla? No? Yeah, I didn't think so either.
posted by Optamystic at 3:38 PM on October 21, 2012


All made possible by Tim Furners Lee
posted by Artw at 4:01 PM on October 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


Purrwin Schrödinger
posted by Minus215Cee at 3:37 PM on October 22, 2012


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