The Corpus Callosum

Tech Tip #2

Flyaway cat hair.

Backgound: Cats require brushing.  If the
cat has long hair, and the humidity is low, brushing the cat will
release cat hair into the lower layer of the atmosphere.  This
hair will get on your clothes, the sofa, the carpet, and it will go
places it is not wanted, such as in your nose.  You may
sneeze.  Repeatedly.

The solution…

Put cat in a suitable cardboard box with an open top.  Brush
cat.  The cat will writhe around in the box.  This
will generate a static electrical charge in the cardboard.
 Flyaway hairs will be attracted to the sides of the box, and
will stick there.

Outcome: Clean clothes, no sneezes!


  1. #1 Garrett
    June 16, 2007

    I can’t decide which Schroedinger joke I should make…

  2. #2 John Wilkins
    June 17, 2007

    Like, is the cat brushed, or unbrushed, or both?

  3. #3 Joseph j7uy5
    June 17, 2007

    Is there any actual CAT left after all the hair is brushed off?

  4. #4 Janne
    June 17, 2007

    Well, you don’t know if there’s a Shrödinger-joke there or not until you try making it…

  5. #5 Greg P
    June 17, 2007

    My guess is that cat hair is not the source of allergies, but rather cat dander.

    This is suspiciously one of those tips that needs to be subjected to more extensive experimentation to determine its validity. My solution is not to have a cat, more analogous to putting the cat in the box, taping it shut, and sending it to someone you don’t like.

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