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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 don't share this one ... (Seriously... the fact that a cat can do this allows us to study the Universe.. no exaggeration). ..... it doesn't always land on its feet.

Why do cats land on their feet? | Animal Planet

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May 15, 2012 ... 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 ...

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

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always lands on its feet. This might seem to be impossible,. violating principles like Conservation of. Angular Momentum. The way the cat does this feat involves.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Do cats always land on their feet? | MNN - Mother Nature Network

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Jul 24, 2013 ... While felines are often able to land on their feet, the height of the fall is an important factor in ... Most of the time, a falling cat will land on its feet, but the height of a cat's fall plays a role in how ... The physics of a falling feline.

A Cat's Nine Lives - National Geographic

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Do cats always land on their feet? High-speed photography shows us the answer .

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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 ...

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.

The Physics of Cats

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Mar 5, 2007 ... or, How Cats (Almost) Always Land on Their Feet ... But how does the cat do this? Does it know how to push off as it begins to fall? Does it use ...