Friday, December 19, 2008

Cat facts...and mysteries (1)

The terminal velocity of your average feline is 60mph, which means that their instinctive righting mechanism - which permits them to land patas abajo - is usually only operative in falls of roughly six storeys and under. Anything above that and the cat's nervous system is spiked and it is unable to swing midair into a comparatively safe landing position. 

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