land like a “cat”

We’re often asking kids to land softly. Absorbing the impact force like a cat.

The science is fascinating.

Cats can famously fall from skyscrapers and only suffer the most minor of bruises, including the recent story of a cat surviving a 19-story fall in Boston with only a bruised chest. What’s the secret of this feline survival? …

io9 – Why cats can survive falls that would kill any other animal

That post was inspired by an article on BBC – How do cats survive falls from great heights?

(via Gymnastics Coaching)