Cat Falls 19 Stories, Survives!

Submitted by: 5cats 5 years ago in Weird
http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/03/22/cat-survives-19-story-fall-by-gliding-like-a-flying-squirrel/

Pmarren breaks into tears!
There are 18 comments:
Male 4,594
The cat didn`t "fall"...

he, he, he...

Cats = Suck
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Male 1,399
Throw it harder next time.
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Male 427
Cats are more injured in 2-5 floor jumps than 7+ due to terminal velocity. Even if the cat jumps from a plane he will open his legs forming a parachute and reach a certain terminal velocity and adjust the landing to match such speed.
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Male 38,431
Meow!
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*bounce!*

Nope, He`s OK!
Your turn @Chris!
*push!*
;-)
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Male 186
Damn. Try twenty stories now.
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Male 17,512
8 lives left.
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Female 546
cats = RULE!!
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Male 2,651
i hate cats a little less now
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Male 2,737
pmarren clenches his back side "O" ring in rage!!!!
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Male 715
pmarren clenches his fists in anger
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Male 38,431
True @TKD_Master, strange eh?

True @Gerry1, nice .gif.

@chocolatex Your English was excellent and what you`re saying is true. Cats are `stiff` for a short time, then relax and spread their legs out as they fall.

My kitty used to fall out a window some 15 feet to the grass, she was always OK. (luckily!)

Nice picture of Rocky The Flying Squirrel!
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Male 7,123
Cats can survive falls of 30 - 40 floors, but don`t always and are generally badly injured in the process (i.e. would not survive without medical treatment). The ones who don`t make it don`t make the news.

people can survive being shot in the head. Mostly not.
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Male 25,416
Sure... its the devil i tellz ya
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Female 3,727
Posted by 5cats!
0_o
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Male 84
The terminal velocity of a falling cat is not life threatening to him, a cat can fall from any height and survive. Falling from a short height is in fact way more dangerous tho them since they don`t have the time to prepare for the landing.
And yes, I don`t speak english so the above text might be plagued with errors.
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Male 38,783

The glide like this...

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Male 4,793
fun fact, cats are more likely to survive a fall from nine of more stories high because they have time to correct themselves.

TL;DR version - a cat is more likely to survive a fall from 9+ stories than 8- stories.
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Male 38,431
Link: Cat Falls 19 Stories, Survives! [Rate Link] - Pmarren breaks into tears!
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