Now, we all know about Heisenberg’s Uncertainty principle that elucidates the wave-particle duality of photons. For those of you who don’t speak English – I’m citing wiki:
In quantum mechanics, the uncertainty principle is any of a variety of mathematical inequalities asserting a fundamental limit on the precision with which certain pairs of physical properties of a particle, such as position x and momentum p, can be simultaneously known.
Clear enough? If not, go google it. If that also doesn’t help, this link might be handy. Moving on, we also know that Erwin Schrödinger explained in 1935 about a cat: popularly known as Schrödinger’s cat – to better explain the problem he saw with the Copenhagen Interpretation of Quantum Physics. Sheldon Cooper has also clearly explained the state for you lesser mortals who do not understand simple quantum physics:
Now, moving on. We at wigsandmuscles are constantly exploring the universe for the ultimate truth, or several ultimate truths. Not that we always find them, but we nevertheless strive for them. It was upon one such journey that we found the awesome Schrödinger’s potty. Indian in origin, of course. We stumbled upon this when we embarked on a final trip to get rid of muscles from our world HQ. The explanation, with legend in pictorial fashion is elucidated below for simple references:
As you can clearly see, from the picture, that while the Western Closet (abbreviated as WC, which could easily be confused with a Water Closet) is vacant, the Indian Closet is both vacant and occupied at the same time. Now this could be interpreted at various levels, I can think of at least 12. But what is more important is that this Indian potty – or the Indian-style lavatory is live example of the dilemma that could be used to explain the problem of the Copenhagen principle. This potty, is both vacant and occupied, and we con’t able to find out for sure unless we get into the potty if it was truly just vacant or occupied.
Alternately, the sensor might have been f’ed up. Oh yeah, that would explain a lot. 😉
P.S.: The inspiration to this post couldn’t have been materialized if I wasn’t able to take that picture. Which was highly likely considering my Samsung Corby Plus (read Plus, not Pro) was on low battery and the otherwise-good camera fails to work at important moments. Which is why I must extend a warm note of appreciation and thanks to our good friend code_name_ericcson_007 (whose identity I con’t able to reveal at this point). She has a blackberry smart phone and it was with that blackberry curve smartphone that this smart-ass picture was clicked. Thank ye!