Cat volume computation

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How do you compute the volume of a cat? Dunking it in water doesn't work-- you get the volume of the rat-like creature that lives inside the cat; much like the feeble alien within a Dalek. (And, if your answer had anything to do with contour integrals, get real.) Here is a method that works: Using successive approximation, determine the smallest box that the cat will fully enclose itself in.

This cat is approximately 648 cubic inches in volume.

Related blog entry here, dyyanae, Dementation, and 67 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. dyyanae 82 months ago | reply

    LOL! What a purrfect explanation of the science of cat-to-box physics!

    I Enjoyed This Photo in

  2. Dunechaser 82 months ago | reply

    Yes, but if you close the box, how will you know if the cat is still alive?

  3. oskay 82 months ago | reply

    Ummm... the yowling to get out?

  4. jpctalbot 82 months ago | reply

    Jellybean must be a descendant of Schroedinger's cat : its simultaneously inside AND outside the box in a quantum superposition state. Jellybean must have inherited those superpowers.

  5. Japanese Comics 76 months ago | reply

    Hey there!

    One of our users took your photo and remixed it into a comics strip which can be found here:

    Once again, we wish to thank you and appreciate your kindness in sharing this photo under the Creative Commons license! :-)

    - The Comiqs Team

  6. chickenofeathers 76 months ago | reply

    Small rat-like creature! Like the alien in a Dalek! I have laughed enough to choke on my own spit. Oh dear.

    Seen in your Evil Mad Cats set. (?)

  7. rouppasongbarbara 75 months ago | reply


  8. Gabbcan 74 months ago | reply

    This photo is perfect for our March contest “inside of”... of our group “Gatos siameses y sus hermanos felinos” . We’d love you participate
    Toy condido !!!!

  9. ilovebutter 69 months ago | reply

    When I saw this photo posted on Apartment Therapy, at first I thought it was my cat Beaker! I think we have twins:

    Beaker in a box!

  10. beetrix 69 months ago | reply

    My Laverne loves a good box:

  11. Savage Hippie Girl 67 months ago | reply

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  12. Tattoo Gallery 2009 [deleted] 67 months ago | reply

    Very good and cool pictures. I wish I have one.

  13. Secret Tenerife 66 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Cat-A-Log, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  14. garhol 62 months ago | reply

    Parcel for Schrödinger?

  15. Pernilla K [deleted] 45 months ago | reply

    Okey now that's scary, your cat (and floor, and box) looks exactly as mine!! First I was like "wait what, who stole my picture of my cat?!", but then i figured that we must have taken pretty much the same pic of two different cats. uhm.

  16. maryqkaca 29 months ago | reply

    Hi! We would like to invite you to add this photo
    to our CatInABox Flickr group!

    We would like to add your photo to our group

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