I’m more of a dog person myself. But I have always wondered how cats managed to land feet first when dropped from a height….and no, I have not been sadistically throwing the neighbourhood cats off the roof to find the answer myself.
But, one of my favourite Science You Tuber’s, Destin from Smarter Every Day, and the cat he borrowed, GiGi, are here to help explain just that.
The primary principle is that the cat isn’t twisting his back….he’s actually BENDING it. The next video Destin created goes into much greater detail about what’s going. The amazing thing is, that by helping explain the science behind flipping cats, it also helps explain how it relates to studying the farthest points in the universe, the science behind repositioning satellites in orbit and a whole lot more. Enjoy.
Here, kitty, kitty, kitty 🙂