Schrodinger's Kitchen

According to an advert I saw on Channel 4 whilst back in the UK last week, Finish have produced a new 'Quantum' dishwasher tablet. This is an extraordinary leap in plate-cleaning technology, with your crockery now capable of being simultaneously clean and dirty till the point when you open your dishwasher to check. What excitement!

As if that wasn't sufficient, Gloria Hunniford popped up in the next ad to tell us that Flora Pro-Activ products reduce your cholesterol. "Let's see how it works," says Gloria, ushering on screen a cartoon where some purple blobs are swiftly surrounded by smaller green blobs that carry the purple blobs away. Isn't science amazing?