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This Slo-mo footage shows how cats always land on their feet

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We love cats, you love cats, the internet loves cats. Hell, even the art world loves cats.

But have you ever stopped to consider - as well as remembering how funny they are - how amazing they are?

Foremost among their many talents as an animal is that uncanny ability to always land on their feet. Like the anti-toast, they always land the right way up - but did you know exactly how they do it?

This incredible slow motion footage, captured for a new BBC series, Life in the Air (which we assume will feature footage of dogs flying planes), and released as a trailer, shows a wild Caracal flipping mid-air to right itself. Cats have a flexible spine, which can rotate in two opposite directions, at different speeds, at the same time - an evolutionary stunt that helps them always land on their feet.

It's truly incredible - take a look below.

 

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