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Friday, December 9, 2022

Cats Give the Laws of Physics a Biiiiig Stretch | The Atlantic

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he Physical Laws are Significantly Stretched by Cats. 

They can possibly drop from a limitless height and live. They can pivot to land on their feet from nothing. Why is it still a mystery to scientists? At a gathering of the French Academy of Sciences in October 1894, famous physiologist Étienne-Jules Marey displayed a number of images that infuriated his fellow scientists. One conference participant stated that Marey had given a scientific conundrum that broke the fundamental rules of how objects move in the flurry of tales that followed. A cat was at the crux of the argument. Specifically, a cat that had been dropped and turned in midair before landing on its feet. Neither the touchdown nor the fall was the issue.

Source: https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2022/09/falling-dropped-cat-reflex-physics/671424/

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