This is the first live cat recorded on film, and it’s being dropped to solve a physics problem: Why do cats always land on their feet? It’s a question that was driving 19th-century scientists nuts. Until one of them used an unexpected tool to solve the mystery: a camera. Étienne-Jules Marey was an obsessive scientist […]
Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger is one of the founders of quantum mechanics, but he’s most famous for something he never actually did: a thought experiment involving a cat. He imagined taking a cat and placing it in a sealed box with a device that had a 50% chance of killing the cat in the next […]
There are basically three kinds of teleportation: the kind where the thing you want to teleport is somehow instantly moved from one location to another perhaps by a loophole in the fabric of spacetime or magic or something ; the kind where you disassemble the object and send the pieces to the faraway location to […]
Narrator: 32 stories above the streets of New York City, a cat fell from a window and lived. After vets treated the cat’s chipped tooth and collapsed lungs, the feline was sent home two days later. Cats fall a lot, and they’ve gotten really good at it. Drop a cat upside down, for example, and […]
Hey it’s me Destin Welcome back to SmarterEveryDay So you’ve probably observed that cats almost always land on their feet Today’s question is why. Like most simple questions there’s a very complex answer For instance let me reword this question How does a cat go from feet up To feet down In a falling reference […]
Little warm kittens tend to leave little hot footprints all over everything.