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Avoiding Cat-astrophe: How do Cats Land their Crazy Jumps?

Four panels showing the sequence of an American shorthair domestic cat jumping from the top of a fridge to a counter. The cat's body stretches long while in the air and curls up after contacting the counter.

Cats always land on their feet, or so the saying goes. Every cat owner has witnessed their feline make death defying jumps and walk away like it’s no big deal. 90% of cats can actually survive falling off of a high rise building. But how do they do it? How do cats absorb the impact of their leaps without sustaining injuries? 

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