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Quantum theory of laundry

posted by Jason Kottke   Feb 14, 2002

The quantum theory of laundry: “the disappearance of entire loads can be explained by the existence of the finite probability that all of the socks in the main compartment have taken on the wave function of the lint trap and subsequently turned to lint. This further implies that instead of accusing someone of stealing your socks, running the machine while empty for long periods of time will increase the chances of retrieval of most of the socks”.