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.
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...
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.
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
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May 15, 2012 ... Whether myth, miracle or marvel of physics, the idea of a cat always landing on
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showed a cat dropping and “tumbling” to land on its feet (above). ... The bottom
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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 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.