Schrödinger's Cockroach

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One of Erwin Schrödinger's less popular ideas, Schröedinger's Cockroach is a paradox regarding the conundrums faced by exterminators everywhere - just how does one kill a cockroach? Nigh invincible, the insects already manage to exist in states of both alive and dead and sometimes even undead, so it would not be a far stretch to consider the insects in a theoretical state of neither alive, dead, or undead, instead a probabilistic simultaneity of the three.

Thus, in an unprecedented application of quantum physics to a practical field, he put forth the following:

Suppose that a cockroach, particularly one procured from the south-eastern end of New Mexico, is taken and placed in a closed system sealed from the...

/author gets sidetracked and wanders off.