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How Cats Defy Physics When Landing On Their Feet

How Cats Defy Physics When Landing On Their Feet

You fall out of a 19th-story window, and the word “splat” is in your very near future. A cat falls 19 stories, and she glides earthward to live another day. It really happened several years ago when a white fluff ball named Sugar dropped out of her owner’s high-rise window and walked away to enjoy her eight remaining lives with only some minor bruising on her lungs but no broken bones, no lacerations, no anything. What is it that makes cats nimble enough to be able to land safely, even from great heights?

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