Cats Always Land On Their Feet … Except In Zero Gravity [Viral Video]


Our viral video of the day tests that time honored cliche that cats always land on their feet.

In archive footage from Bioastronautics Research, members of the U.S. Air Force bring a pair of cats into a zero-gravity environment (specifically, a Convair C-131 airplane). The plane’s elliptical flight pattern creates a weightless atmosphere which you saw at work in films like Apollo 13 (that was a KC-135 airplane, but it’s the same idea).

Anyway, back to the cats. Once the inside of the plane goes zero-G, they fumble awkwardly and try to set themselves straight. But since up is down and vice versa, they struggle, and never really recapture their footing. The two guys in the video seem to be having a hoot watching it.

The video is viral gold status with over 1,000,000 hits since it was uploaded in 2011, and it’s making the rounds yet again today. Check out “Weightless Cats” above!

Dusten Carlson
Dusten has written for web and print and currently spends his time working on his upcoming graphic novel. He is also almost 30 and still has all of his hair.


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