The idea that cartoons behave differently from the real world, but not randomly, is virtually as old as animation. Walt Disney.
In 1993, Stephen R. Gould, then a financial training consultant, writing in New Scientist, said that “… these seemingly nonsensical phenomena can be described by logical laws similar to those in our world. Nonsensical events are by no means limited to the Looniverse. Laws that govern our own Universe often seem contrary to common sense.” This theme is described by Dr. Alan Cholodenko in his article, “The Nutty Universe of Animation”. [source]