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Schrödinger Cereal

For the discerning Physicist at breakfast.
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Until you open the box, you don't actually know if there's any cereal in it, as it is well soundproofed and shaking it doesn't help as the contents are in an elasticated inner pouch to stop them moving.

The cereal itself is shaped like tiny cats - pour milk on them and rather than snap, crackle and pop, listen to them make yowling noises as they drown. Then bite their heads off and crunch them up. MUHWHAHAHAHAHA !

In every pack is also a free gift - either a radioactive source, a detector, or a glass vial of poison.

8th of 7, Jun 07 2012

Free Gift Inside (Gonna Need a Bigger Box For It To Possibly Not Be In...) http://jezebel.com/...r-out-of-a-dead-cat
[Grogster, Jun 08 2012]

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       [+] Your free gift is invisible.
xandram, Jun 07 2012
  

       So, how would the discerning of a physicist from non-phyiscist work with this device?
Inyuki, Jun 07 2012
  

       You can only find that out by opening the box and looking inside.
8th of 7, Jun 07 2012
  

       A physicist: opens up the box, and gets attracted to the free gift, forgets the hunger.
A non-physicist: opens up the box, starts eating, thinks that the radioactive source is a food supplement.
Inyuki, Jun 07 2012
  

       The empty box will weigh less. If the box contains a small mass of cereal, this can be determined by various twists/rotations of the box, even if the mass doesn't move inside the box. Because the empty parts of the box will accelerate faster under the applied forces.
Vernon, Jun 07 2012
  

       Rather than make yowling sounds, the cats should instantly dissolve in the milk without a discernable trace. Was the cereal ever really there?
21 Quest, Jun 07 2012
  

       Nutritional information*   

       *Schrödinger Cereal supplies either 0% or 100% of the RDA (that's GDA for you Brits) for all or none of the following: Sugar, Niacin, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Calcium, Iron, Manganese, Plutonium, Zinc, Protein, Sodium, Cholestorol, Carbohydrates, and Fat.   

       This cereal is nut and gluten free, but may contain gluten and/or nuts.
Canuck, Jun 08 2012
  

       The cereal is comprised entirely of air, moulded into the shape of cereal flakes before packaging.
UnaBubba, Jun 08 2012
  

       You have to say this about Schrödinger hb ideas: you click on them expecting nothing. But occasionally you get something :) +
theircompetitor, Jun 08 2012
  

       If you're really lucky, that something is a dead cat ...
8th of 7, Jun 08 2012
  

       One more stupid Schrödinger's Whatever post and my head's going to explode. Or maybe not.
sqeaketh the wheel, Jun 08 2012
  
      
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