Schrödinger's Cat Observed
New Scientist magazine, in the printed, dead-tree edition, has a regular snarky page which lovingly details the copious nonsense and hilarious mistakes often reported in the press under the guise of some or other scientific principle or theory.
Sometimes though, I have to despair for the journalistic and editorial standards of New Scientist itself. As for instance in the current issue, where a moderately interesting article on foundational research in quantum physics offers examples of "physical predictions that are confirmed time and time again by experiment".
The third of these examples: "cats that remain suspended between life and death as long as we don't look at them".
LOL... I had no idea that one had been directly verified, in experiments using actual cats!
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Title credit: Psalm of Montreal, Samuel Butler, 1878.