Do Cats Always Land on their Feet?
Amazing Video shows that cats Always Land on Their Feet
Whether cats always land on their feet or not and exactly how far they can fall is all to do with something scientist call “terminal velocity” Terminal as in killed to death and velocity as in just how fast your poor kitty has to travel before an impending impact is in fact fatal. The terminal velocity of the average domestic cat is about 60 MPH but what’s far more amazing is that cats falling further seem to sustain fewer injuries than those falling shorter distances. This is all explained by folks with much more powerful brains than my own in the amazing video below.
Scientist Prove That Cats Always Land On there Feet
Because a cats terminal velocity is relatively low your domestic moggie (and his bigger wild cousins) are able to absorb the impact of a fall using their inherent agility and speed. The clever design of the feline body is also a key factor in why cats always land on their feet. Some very clever (but also radically loony) scientist decided to test their theories in a study of 132 cats. They studied cats falling from distances of between five stories and 32 stories of buildings. Now look, I don’t know whether they were pushed (the cats) or fell from these heights. Neither am I aware if they all fell off the same building or whether they all jumped at once like demented lemmings. However, the scientific study concluded that there was a survival rate of 90% amongst the cats brought in to vets surgeries for medical treatment. Hang about here! what about the one’s that didn’t make it because their nine lives were used up? No amount of medical treatment would have helped with their survival rate because though they always land on their feet they obviously reached their terminal velocity and were well and truly killed to death.
Two Thirds of Cats Always Land on Their Feet but Sustain Injuries
It was further suggested (by the clever scientists and well paid vets) that two thirds of the falling cats taken in for medical treatment sustained injuries when they hit the ground. You bet they did! What about the one’s not taken in for medical treatment? How do we know that they are not still limping around? Although it was assumed that cats always land on their feet throughout this highly scientific test I imagine that neither the vets or the loony overpaid scientist were actually around when it happened. Instead the study would most likely have been conducted by gleaning statistics from veterinary clinics who would have treated the poor moggies that had fallen from buildings. The scientist, who are far to clever to stand around in the cold and rain waiting for a cat to fall from a building would most likely have formulated their theories over a cup of coffee in a nice warm office. So in conclusion it would appear that yes, nearly most often as not, given a set of highfaluting facts and figures worked out using on an inexpensive calculator cats always land on their feet. For a whole raft of useless facts check out my humorous book The Useless Thoughts of Rantin Cat.