# What did Schrödinger call his cat?

It’s your stubborn weight that never seems to change.
And how fast you are? Going in a specific direction.
Move without any vows—it all boils down to.

So the real kid who karates,
Steal 1200 from him.
A stone which defined it, began with it.

The snakes hissing within verse,
with deer without are;
it’s time.

What did Schrödinger call his cat?

• Clearly Schrödinger's cat is called Alf, because it's 'alf alive and 'alf dead. Commented Nov 1, 2017 at 23:54
• @Rand al'Thor Very funny and appropriately placed in a COMMENT!! Thank you.
– Dr t
Commented Nov 4, 2017 at 17:21

It’s your stubborn weight that never seems to change.
And how fast you are? Going in a specific direction.
Move without any vows—it all boils down to.

Weight that never changes is mass, and speed in a specific direction is velocity. These quantities are usually represented by $m$ and $v$, which is also what's given by the third line: "move" without any vow(el)s is $mv$. In physics, mass times velocity is momentum, usually represented by $p$, which I think is the final answer for this verse.

So the real kid who karates,
Steal 1200 from him. One German stone—
the one who A stone which defined it, began with it.

The actor who plays the Karate Kid is apparently Ralph Macchio, and 1200 in Roman numerals is MCC, so we're left with $ahio$? Also MCC equates to $mc^2$, and "One German stone" is clearly Einstein; both of these give the letter $E$, which I think is the final answer for this verse.

The snakes hissing within verse,
with an accent “The”; with deer without are;
it’s time.

Snakes hissing suggests the letter S; with "in verse" gives $S^{-1}$. (Thanks to the OP for help in chat with this one.) An accented "The" is surely "Ze", so maybe $Z$ (with the US pronunciation "zee")? OK, it was "De" or $D$, also given by removing the R from "deer". So we have $S^{-1}D=T$, time, which is also given directly by the final line.

So the solution is

PET ($P, E, T$ from the three verses)

which makes sense given the question.

• Puzzle edited. @Randal'Thor Commented Nov 2, 2017 at 0:55
• For the second part, use the Karate Kid actor and the given number written in a different numeral system to point to (part of) an expression that the German Stone was famous for. Sorry for the verbosity, I'm trying to avoid spoilers. Commented Nov 2, 2017 at 0:57
• @SohaFarhinPine I think I'm getting closer, but the middle verse is still problematic ... will go to bed and come back to this tomorrow. Commented Nov 2, 2017 at 1:13
• Think about the first one a bit more. You get another letter from it. However, even then, that answer seems weird
– Sid
Commented Nov 2, 2017 at 4:37
• "The snakes hissing with[in verse]" Commented Nov 2, 2017 at 9:49

I get E=MCC

then continuing on i am finally left only with

C

The cats' name was

Light

• I could never have gotten through all the physics, so I'm just going to put a comment here, and maybe you or someone can build off of it. You said you got "C," which you interpret as "LIGHT." But isn't C the SPEED of light? There is an answer above that plays a bit with "P," and "S(S)", and "DEE" or "D" and then "E.". All of this makes me again makes me think "Speed," or "Speedy."
– user41655
Commented Nov 3, 2017 at 22:45
• @Rob. you may very well be correct.
– Dr t
Commented Nov 4, 2017 at 2:15