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Posted By: leeneia
15-Aug-18 - 10:50 AM
Thread Name: BS: Newly-discovered laws of nature
Subject: RE: BS: Newly-discovered laws of nature
Brilliant, Dave!

There is a class of objects called Perverse Objects, which do not obey the laws of physics. Scissors, for example. If you are sewing a garment, scissors will slither into a hidden place while you are sewing. If you are knitting, scissors will tunnel deep into the couch or between two magazines.

Contact lenses are clearly perverse objects. How else could an almost-weightless object, dropped, not thrown, get 8 feet away and under a plumbing fixture? How else could it disappear in a human eyeball with a surface area of 2.5 square inches?

There are other perverse objects, but I can't think of them right now.