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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.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat_righting_reflex

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 6–7 weeks. Cats are able to do this because they have an unusually flexible backbone ... The mathematical problem of explaining the physics of the cat righting reflex ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falling_cat_problem

The falling cat problem is a problem that consists of explaining the underlying physics behind the observation of the cat righting reflex: that is, how a free-falling body (cat) can change its orientation such that it is able to right itself as it falls to land on its feet, irrespective of its initial orientation, ...

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About this video. Why do cats always land on their feet? In a nifty move known as the 'cat righting reflex', falling felines can reorient themselves to always land on ...

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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 ...

www.geek.com/culture/the-physics-of-falling-cats-is-surprisingly-complicated-1678354

Nov 5, 2016 ... ... many secrets is how the heck they always manage to land on their feet. ... The bottom line is: cats do weird things with their bodies that are ...

www.popsci.com/cool-video-explains-physics-cats-landing-on-their-feet

Apr 4, 2016 ... Cats landing on their feet? ... Air tackled this question by filming the fall of a cat called the African caracel. Apparently the trick is in the physics.

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Aug 8, 2012 ... High Speed video. Cats. Physics. Weightlessness. Of all my videos, if you ... the fact that a cat can do this allows us to study the Universe.. no exaggeration). ... and one day generate enough revenue to pay for their education.

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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 ...

www.animalplanet.com/pets/why-do-cats-land-on-their-feet

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 ...