Thursday, April 26, 2007


Rocket Jones provides us with a link to the Cartoon Laws of Physics.

An example, chosen at random:

Cartoon Law III
Any body passing through solid matter will leave a perforation conforming to its perimeter.

Also called the silhouette of passage, this phenomenon is the speciality of victims of directed-pressure explosions and of reckless cowards who are so eager to escape that they exit directly through the wall of a house, leaving a cookie-cutout-perfect hole. The threat of skunks or matrimony often catalyzes this reaction.
They may not have covered this stuff in my Physics 101 class, but it’s Required Reading in Animation Graduate Studies.

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