Slow Motion Footage Reveals Exactly How Cats Always Land On Their Feet

The clip reveals how a cats unique flexible spine, which can rotate in two different directions at the same time, allows it to flip around mid-flight to ensure its legs are always pointing down for a safe landing.

Cats also use a technique that figure skaters rely on to increase the speed of their mid-air spins. They pull their front legs in as they’re twisting, increasing the speed of the spin, which eventually causes their whole spine to align when their hind legs are pointing in the right direction.

It’s Mother Nature’s engineering at its finest, and even if you’re not a feline fan, the footage is still jaw dropping.