Minutephysics is a neat little YouTube channel that explains
philosophical questions in 45 second videos complex physics concepts in one minute videos. This week they tackle Schrödinger’s cat, a thought experiment that’s almost as hard to spell as it is to explain. Chances are if you browse this site, you’ve at least heard of Schrödinger’s cat, but chances are also that if you’re not some sort of quantum physicist, you don’t totally understand it. If that’s the case, give this video a quick watch and see if it helps. If you still don’t quite understand it, have someone watch you try; that’ll make you collapse into one state or another. That’s how it works, right? Pfft, simple.
(via The Mary Sue)