Idling for hours in Wikipedia I was redirected to ‘Buttered cat paradox‘ article. Not for the first time indeed. My next thought was: “Dude, it’s up to you to solve this paradox”. It really was.
So, my resolution of this paradox is quite simple: as long as the story says about a buttered toast landing butter side down only, the condition is fully satisfied. The toast is in the moving system which lands on the ground. As long as the cat-toast system is not treated as a material point, the buttered toast is still… falling.
Another one funny resolution of the problem is the toast falling down from the cat’s back after cat’s landing. Why not?