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Cat righting reflex

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The cat righting reflex is a cat's innate ability to orient itself as it falls in order to land on its feet. The righting reflex begins to appear at 3–4 weeks of age, and is perfected at 6...

The Physics of a Falling Cat : Ri Channel

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Why do cats always land on their feet? ... cat* and a high-speed camera, Dustin from Smarter Everyday reveals the complex physics behind the righting reflex.

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Aug 8, 2012 ... High Speed video. Cats. Physics. Weightlessness. Of all my videos, if you ... The next video will go into great detail about what's going on there, and ... that a cat can do this allows us to study the Universe.. no exaggeration).

Why do cats land on their feet? | Animal Planet

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Whether myth, miracle or marvel of physics, the idea of a cat always landing on his feet is firmly embedded in feline lore. It's as if cats possess invisible landing ...

A Physics Lesson: Why Cats Land on Their Feet (Usually) | Mental ...

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Aug 9, 2012 ... Why do cats (usually) land on their feet? ... explains...and includes some real stunt-cat dropping photographed with a high-speed camera.

How *do* cats land on their feet when falling, anyway? | Skulls in the ...

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Feb 5, 2014 ... Last year, I wrote a blog post about the history of "cat-turning": the ability of cats to turn themselves over in free-fall and land on their feet. ... surprising that cat's motion is so complicated: evolution, unlike physics, does not have ...

Why Do Cats Always Land On Their Feet? High-Speed VIDEO ...

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Aug 27, 2012 ... The physics of why cats are always able to land on their feet has been understood for some time now -- it's called an aerial righting reflex -- but ...

The physics of cats always landing on their feet - Kottke.org

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Aug 9, 2012 ... In this slow-motion video, you can see how cats rotate themselves in the air while conserving angular momentum.

How Does a Cat Land on its Feet? physics Animation - LearnersTV

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The saying is that cats always land on their feet. This animation explains how they do this. Animation by David.M.Harrison. Back to physics animation Page.

How Do Cats Always Land on All Four Feet? | Wonderopolis

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The cat slowly made its way along the edge of the top of the bookcase. Silently stalking its prey, the kitty waited until just the right time before pouncing.

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Cats can usually right themselves and land on their feet when they fall short distances.
The uniqueness of the cat's skeleton is one of the reasons they can right themselves so quickly. Cats do not have a collarbone, and the bones in their backbone have more mobility than in many other animals.
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How does a cat land on its legs when dropped? - PhysLink.com

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Cats have the seemingly unique ability to orient themselves in a fall allowing them to ... Answered by: Loren Chang, Physics Undergrad Student, UC Irvine ... If a cat is dropped they almost always tend to land on their feet because they use the ...

Cat Physics: The Science Behind Why Cats Always Land on Their Feet

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Aug 10, 2012 ... Destin at Smarter Every Day answers everything you ever wanted to know about why cats (almost) always land on their feet, but were too afaird ...

Feline Physics: Why Cats Can Survive Falls From Great Heights ...

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Feb 6, 2012 ... So when a cat falls, its senses respond with lightning speed, and it is able to ... It's the same kind of maneuver that flying squirrels do in mid-air. .... and whenever they fall from a sufarce they tend to land on their feet as well.