Much ado about falling cats

The folks at Smarter Every Day produced this video about falling cats—and how those cats manage to land on their feet:

(Thanks to investigator Arne Tomlinson for bringing this to our attention)

BONUS: The apocryphal, published study “Does a Cat Always Land on Its Feet?” from the special Animal Behavior issue (vol. 4, no. 4, 1998) of the Annals of Improbable Research.