How Do Cats Always Land On Their Feet?

Slow motion video explains all

There are few certainties in this world. Death, sure. Taxes, ugh. Cats landing on their feet? Yes.

Sure, occasionally some doofus cats miss their mark, but for the most part, these fascinating furballs always manage to right themselves mid-air before hitting the ground. How?

The new BBC show Life In The Air tackled this question by filming the fall of a cat called the African caracel.

Apparently the trick is in the physics. By rotating the top part of its body one way, and the bottom half of its body the other, the cat managed to get some level of control out of the free-fall, landing safe and sound on its paws.

Watch the full clip from the BBC below.