In an article titled Habeas Corpus: A Defense Against The Dark Arts, Caroline Arnold discusses the political significance and psychological impact of the U.S. government's suspension of habeas corpus. You know what habeas corpus is, right?
In common law, habeas corpus (Latin: [We command that] you have the body) is the name of a legal action or writ by means of which a person can seek relief from unlawful detention of himself or another person. The writ of habeas corpus has historically been an important instrument for the safeguarding of individual freedom against arbitrary state action. (from Wikipedia)
Anyway, at the end of the article, she ends with: "...if you secure a piece of toast with the buttered side against a cat's belly and drop the cat from some height it will spin indefinitely in midair and never land. That's because, as the necromancers of White House science would tell us, cats must always land on their feet and toast always lands with the buttered side down."
Fascinating. Luckily we have both toast and cats available to test this theory. We will post the results as soon as possible.
[ Note from Bunny: All I can say is anybody who reads this article and still chooses to do nothing about it - Repeal the Military Commissions Act and Restore the Most American Human Right - better not complain too loudly when they're tossed into a secret military prison at some black site... ]
Update: July 20, 2007 - We are done with our testing and it's clear that the White House is lying to the public. Mimi did not 'spin indefinitely', falling quite rapidly to the ground 5 out of 5 times. She did enjoy the butter though.