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Toast with butter

  1. Sep 8, 2011 #1
    why does side with butter always lands when a toast with butter on one side is thrown?
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    See http://www2.physics.umd.edu/~mfuhrer/course/spr02/AJP/AJP00038.pdf" [Broken] by Bacon, Heald and James, which gives further references.
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  4. Sep 8, 2011 #3
    So if you tie a butter and jam( to increase the tendancy) piece of toast to the back of a cat that you then throw out a window, will the cat land on its feet or will the toast land with the buttered side down?
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