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 ... The mathematical problem of explaining the physics of the cat righting
reflex ... "The...
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 ...
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.
Aug 8, 2012 ... Slow Motion Flipping Cat Physics | Smarter Every Day 58 .... I mean, we all know
cats land on their feet often. .... Cats do not like you much..
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
Jan 12, 2012 ... cats do not think they are going to do. they simply use what is given to .... only
one who laughed their asses off when they kept dropping the cat.
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 ...
Do cats always land on their feet? High-speed photography shows us the answer
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.