Ever wondered how every cat manages to land feet down, no matter how they start falling? It's pretty baffling from a physics point of view, what with conserved momentum and all, but actually, when you look at it in super slow-mo, our feline friends turn out to be pretty damn smart.
My dear old cat has fallen off all sorts of things, not through any act on my part I hasten to add, but he always lands paws down; cool, calm and collected, as if nothing has actually happened. I don't know about you, but I wish we could do that -- it would've made all those times I fell out of a tree as a kid a hell of a lot less painful. Cats really are pretty smart little critters. [YouTube via TNW]