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The Story behind the Schrödinger's Cat Tee

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The story behind the Schrödinger's cat tee is in three parts

Part 1 - Introduction to Schrödinger Cat

In 1996 I was an Area Governor (now referred to as Area Director) for Toastmasters.  As an Area Governor, I oversaw six clubs to help them achieve success.  One of the clubs was called NOVA.  NOVA had membership requirements – you had to be a Mensan.  What is a Mensan?  A Mensan is a member of Mensa, a high IQ society. If not a member of Mensa, NOVA members had to have at least attained a score within the upper two percent of the general population on an approved intelligence test that has been properly administered and supervised.

Now, I am no Mensan.  I’m no dummy. But my IQ is not anywhere near those of these quick, witty minds.  I visited NOVA more often than any other club during my term because I just could not get enough of the intelligent banter.

One meeting the club established a theme, “Schrödinger Cat.”   Until then I had NO idea what that was or meant.  It’s complicated, so I quote from Wikipedia: 

"Schrödinger's cat is a thought experiment, sometimes described as a paradox, devised by Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger in 1935. It illustrates what he saw as the problem of the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics applied to everyday objects."

I don’t profess to understand any of it, but I do get the joke, “What if Schrödinger's cat was a zombie?"

Part 2 - The Schrödinger's Cat Tee

Neatees designer Circe Denyer, among her many talents, assists authors in the completion of their books. That is copy editing, formatting, cover design, and self-publishing online.  One of her clients, Nancy Senger, was interested in having Neatees design a tee with the joke, “What if Schrödinger's cat was a zombie?” 

Since this was not the first time Neatees creates shirts on consignment, Circe went to work and created the Schrodinger’s Cat tee for Nancy.  Once completed, Nancy LOVED the tee and purchased three of them!  “Why,” I thought to myself, “does she have SUCH an interest in Schrödinger's cat?”  I knew she loved cats – in fact; she was a winner of one of our free tee drawings and she selected another cat tee from our large selection of cat-themed tee designs. But why SUCH an interest in this quantum physics cat?

Part 3 - The Cat Laughed Novel

My curiosity was satisfied upon the publication in November of Nancy’s novel titled,  “The Cat Laughed”  I acquired a copy and began reading it last night.  IT IS DELIGHTFUL!  I had to force myself to put it down on page 46 as it was close to midnight and I need my beauty rest.

The novel is an anthology showing social injustice in a dystopian society. The main character is a talking cat who guides a widow through a fantastical journey where she becomes enlightened. The talking cat belongs to the physicist Erwin Schrödinger, and goes by the name “SC.” 


A purrrfect gift combo - book and tee

The Cat Laughed Tee and Schrodinger's Cat Tee

We at Neatees just LOVES being a part of the unfolding of this novel, and the inspired tee.  We congratulate Nancy on the publication of her first novel.  I anticipate it to be a great success.  Fantasy and intelligence wrapped into a compelling story.  What more could one ask for?

Nancy's novel combined with her Schrodinger's cat tee, would be a fantastic gift combo to anyone who wants to stand out and start the conversation!  Her novel is available on Amazon.  The tee is available, of course, on


Schrodinger's Cat Tee

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