Day 308: Tuesday Attempts to Defy the Laws of Physics

I have long pondered whether or not the tribe, particularly the natives, are fond of science and the scientific laws that govern this world, or if they even know they exist or what they are.  I am persuaded that Tuesday, on evening last, investigated, quite by happenstance, some of those very laws.  Before I begin my description of the event, I wish to note that I was not present during the episode and that the information I now record comes from those on the scene of the experiment.  I also wish to note that Tuesday is recovering from her bout with physics and perhaps has a new-found appreciation for the science.

First, I wish to state the laws that Tuesday attempted to defy: First, a very basic law of physics states that two objects cannot occupy the same space at the same time.  Second, and perhaps most important here are Newton’s Laws of Physics.  Newton’s first law states that an object in motion will stay in motion until acted upon by another force.  His second law states that the acceleration of an object, in this case Tuesday, is directly related to the magnitude of the object or body in motion.  And last, for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, as Tuesday discovered.

I do not believe that Tuesday’s experiment could be considered documentable much less she be considered a budding scientist, however, her demonstration is worthy of some scientific merit, not to mention the shiner she now exhibits as a result of her experiment.  The events that unfolded of evening last with regard to Tuesday’s attempt to defy the laws of physics unfolded thus:  Tuesday, who regularly demonstrates amazing speed and agility, was displaying her great skill at running down the corridor that leads to her resting quarters.  The speed with which she propels her body throughout the tribal abode is breakneck at the very least and often results in a wipeout of sorts somewhere in the tribal abode.  And, last evening was no exception.  Hence, Newton’s Second Law:  the acceleration of a body (namely Tuesday) is directly related to the magnitude of the force of the object – meaning quite simply – she was bombing down that corridor.

What happened next probably happens to all of us at one point or another, however, probably not quite as fast or as forceful as it happened to Tuesday.  In the corridor, there are two door casings, entrances into two small side rooms, one a laundry management area and the other, a lavatory.  Tuesday, in her massive acceleration, must have lost control of her own feet and propelled her body, head first into the door casing of the lavatory.  Hence, two objects cannot occupy the same space at the same time and Newton’s first and third laws, a body in motion (Tuesday) tends to stay in motion until acted upon by another force and for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.

As one can imagine, and surely, I can imagine, Tuesday was quite disagreeable and pretty distraught from the collision.  In that moment, she was not impressed that she had proved Newton’s Laws of Physics, nor was she aware or proud of her accomplishment that she determined that indeed, two objects could not occupy the same space at the same time.  Indeed, it was quite the contrary.  Tuesday lamented and carried on, and rightly so.  Her head was much softer, though at times I tend to differ, than that door casing.  Soon, a lump and a bruise began to form in an elliptical egg shape on her forehead.  The tribal leader and one of the tribal elders took the necessary steps to ensure that Tuesday had not suffered a concussion, which, thankfully she had not.  Soon, the native was fast asleep and remained so for the rest of the night.

The tribal leader charged me with observing Tuesday over the course of today, determining that she does not exhibit signs of concussion or further injury.  Below is an image of Tuesday’s injured cranium – note the small bruise covered by her extensive mop of hair.

Currently, Tuesday is exhibiting her normal, mischievous behavior and causing general hate and discontent among natives and wildlife.  All appears to be normal.  I shall continue to make observations, as required by the tribal leader.

As for Tuesday’s science exploration, well, I surmise that she will take a break from physics exploration, particularly with Newton and his laws.


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