Inspired by last week's column, "Pavlov's Dog and a Shot of Patrón," we put this cat inside a box to test the problem with the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics. No, really, we did! We first gave the cat a pint of beer (that may or may not have been radioactive), and then we randomly put a powdery substance on our finger (which may or may not have included trace amounts of cyanide). Then we closed the box and sat around for a long time wondering if the cat was DRUNK or SOBER. Certainly, the cat could not be in both of these states at the same time (or could it?!). recommended