The scope of feline weirdness is unprecedented. I mean, we do know cats are so dramatic they deserve an Oscar, they love sleeping in the most bizarre places like flower pots and tissue boxes, and sometimes their .exe stops working.

But what if I tell you that new evidence shows our beloved furballs have been defying the laws of physics?

From bouncing off the walls at 3 am like an astronaut in space to practicing for an audition for the Spider Cat sequel, these are the sightings that cancel gravity, the speed of light, mechanics... you name it. Let’s see it to believe it down below and I promise, you won’t be looking at your chonk in the tronk the same way again.

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littlesaresare
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3 months ago

Took me a minute.

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ML
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3 months ago

That looks like mission impossible

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Sethurama Iyer
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3 months ago

Here, you will find the majestic cat tree. It appears as if there's a bountiful harvest this year

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To find out just how cats defy the laws of physics, Bored Panda reached out to cat behaviorist Celia Haddon, who has lectured on cat behavior at Ruskin Anglia University and Oxford Adult Education.

Celia explained that their climbing powers come down to unique feline anatomy. “Cats' claws are curved so they can use them for climbing upwards. They are retractable, so cats walk without their claws touching the ground, but protract them to climb.”

Moreover, the claws help felines grip onto surfaces. “They can, therefore, climb straight up, if there is something they can get their claws into, like a tree trunk or a wall which is not too smooth.” Having said that, Celia added that “a completely smooth 90-degree angle surface would be too much of a challenge.”

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Tovah Roche
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3 months ago (edited)

🎶 Spider-Cat! Spider-Cat! Feral neighborhood Spider-Cat! 🎶

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Sethurama Iyer
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3 months ago

It's an urban mountain goat!

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Sethurama Iyer
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3 months ago

"spider-cat, spider-cat, friendly neighborhood spider-cat"

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Cats are also notorious jumpers who could reach the sky if they wanted to. The cat behaviorist said that “they can jump six times or more their own height from a standing start.”

Exactly how high that’d be depends on every cat individually. It may partly have to do with “the relative length of their back legs and their weight, according to a study in the Journal of Experimental Biology.”

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Raine Soo
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3 months ago

Contortionist kitty.

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 months ago

Cats can stick to things like velcro.

Colin L
Community Member
3 months ago

And furniture can be set on it's side.

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Pretty Pangolin
Community Member
3 months ago

I'm going to assume that couch is up on end, but I may be failing to give kitty enough credit.

Dorothy Parker
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

I agree, but think it's a chair, so the white object is against the arm.The kitty's shadow makes sense for that scenario.

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Sethurama Iyer
Community Member
3 months ago

I think someone turned the gravity in the wrong direction!

Just another bot
Community Member
3 months ago

I'm pretty sure that this furball is just sitting on the upturned chair rather than clinging to it

Chocoholic
Community Member
3 months ago

Is nobody talking about the cat's expression? (S)he looks like they've seen some things...

wyndmere
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3 months ago

She's looking at the alien that is taking her photo.

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arthur lindsay coker
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3 months ago

New claws testing, testing

earringnut
Community Member
3 months ago

Looks like things have gone sideways. ( Ok. I'll leave now.)

Roadkill The Brave
Community Member
3 months ago

My cat actually does this all the time, though she can't maintain that hold for long doesn't stop her from doing it.

Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
3 months ago

"Laws" of physics, hmph! You humans know nothing!

Wendy Solo
Community Member
3 months ago

yeah we know the couch was put up on it's side so you could take a picture of your cat seemingly sitting on the couch sideways. Nice one but I ain't that daft. lol

G Oezoe
Community Member
3 months ago

Are you telling me... This isn't the way gravity goes?

Demi Zwaan
Community Member
3 months ago

That couch is on its side, but nice try.

Patty Leaton
Community Member
3 months ago

my statue pose

Thomas Ewing
Community Member
3 months ago

"Now I start kneading..."

Kimberley McMillan
Community Member
3 months ago

more like the armchair is on its side and the cat is just sitting on it with the photo turned.

Karen Dyer
Community Member
3 months ago

Cling on

AMANDA SERRANO-MORALES
Community Member
3 months ago

the sticky cat

Morgan
Community Member
3 months ago

Focused, pre-attack face!

Gale Vester
Community Member
3 months ago

This is leather furniture that the cat’s caretaker (cuz cats *don’t* have owners, only staff) regrets having now. I know a few things about this, cuz I’m a cat caretaker, too.

Sue Fletcher
Community Member
3 months ago

Just getting my exercise.

Mike Schneider
Community Member
3 months ago

He is like ..... What you lookin at?

Hara Harding
Community Member
3 months ago

Is that shot really the way it's supposed to be printed?

ERIN W.
Community Member
3 months ago

I had to do a "DOUBLE TAKE" in this one!

Li-Chien Wang
Community Member
1 month ago

When someone releases gravity:

Tyler Boyce
Community Member
2 months ago

Ya

silver leopard
Community Member
2 months ago

cats ARE velcro

GinnyKat
Community Member
2 months ago

💜 I hope it can stick the landing.💜

Diana Kimberlin
Community Member
3 months ago

Sticky paws!

Potatoisme
Community Member
3 months ago

Physics don't matter with cats and that's just facts

Liz Sahlin
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

🤔 that looks like a slightly manipulated pic to me... On the other hand the pose might just hang on the tail alone... those sticks are powerful..

Ellis Pascual
Community Member
3 months ago

This kitty's position is against gravity. But she looks like she's sitting on the horizon comfortably

Sharon Hyatt
Community Member
3 months ago

Wha.a.a.a.t ???

Sandra Elzinga
Community Member
3 months ago

Wait, what?

Karin
Community Member
3 months ago

UH wha...? HOW????

Melissa Kawai
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Why you looking at me like that?

O Jackson
Community Member
3 months ago

Why is the TV sideways?

Dawn K
Community Member
3 months ago

Who are you trying to fool? This chair is overturned on its side.

John Augsburger
Community Member
3 months ago

Fake news not being used to stir hatred!

CharliAnn Olney
Community Member
3 months ago

Sticky Paws

Mari Smet
Community Member
3 months ago

The couch is turned on its side -- the Cat is upright

Joyce Brazel
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh my gosh, how does he do that?

Mumof1
Community Member
3 months ago

Nah. The chair is sideways

Mumof1
Community Member
3 months ago

Don't believe it. Photoshopped

Heather Hayllar
Community Member
3 months ago

Bye Bye Lounge!

Meagan Fisher
Community Member
3 months ago

yep, this should definitely creep them out

Patricia Kasprowski
Community Member
3 months ago

Velcro smelcro

Maggie Mae
Community Member
3 months ago

They can Easily Hold their Weight with their Claws in Furniture or Trees or in Your Clothing!!

Berlinda Dunbar-Nye
Community Member
3 months ago

Cash is 13. We used to call him "Big Kitty" when he decided he wanted to live here. He weighs about 25 lbs. He is a most awesome guy........can literally stand next to the garage door and jump through the one little tiny glassless pane (one got broken out years ago) It's over five feet high. And he doesn't break a sweat.......meanders around the patio at his leisure.

Todd Hollfelder
Community Member
3 months ago

Claws and furniture... that's a deadly mix.

Teresa Spanics
Community Member
3 months ago

😂🤣😹😻

Justine Williams
Community Member
3 months ago

👍

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
3 months ago

Amazing.

Lisa Holman
Community Member
3 months ago

lol

Danny Heath
Community Member
3 months ago

Gravity can do funny things!

Elak Swindell
Community Member
3 months ago

Though funny, it's clearly a chair turned vertical and the image was rotated.

Vernice Aure
Community Member
3 months ago

Sylvester had become the Master of the Horizontal Levitation.

Josie
Community Member
3 months ago

That cat has seen some stuff no cat should ever see

PupGirl
Community Member
3 months ago

It looks terrified

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Raine Soo
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3 months ago (edited)

Is it just me, or is that smile on the cat's face somewhat unnerving?

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If you’re still not convinced that felines have special superpowers, wait till you hear how flexible they are.

Celia explained that: “They have free-floating tiny collar bones, or clavicles, which are not fixed to any of the other bones in their skeleton. (Humans' longer collar bones are attached to and brace together the breastbone and the shoulder blade.)”

Plus, “They have 30 vertebrae, the bones that make up the spine, with a further 18-23 vertebrae in the tails. It is their specially cushioned disks between their vertebrae that allow their spine to be so flexible.”

As a result of this incredible anatomy, cats can, in fact, rotate their bodies 180 degrees to the left or right. So, no, you were not hallucinating, nor was it a glitch in the matrix.

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Janine B.
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3 months ago

Too hot. It simply melted.

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Raine Soo
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3 months ago

Lean on me.

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Mark
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3 months ago

Is it half perched on a door handle?

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Olivier Caissy
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3 months ago (edited)

“What do you want? I’m busy here!”

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Olivier Caissy
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3 months ago (edited)

“All right, who turned off gravity again?”

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Night Owl
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3 months ago (edited)

Was a model for Salvador Dali's work

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#16

This Picture Of My Kitten In His Cat Tree Always Makes Me Laugh

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Fiercepelt
Community Member
3 months ago

"Why hello there, human slave"

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Cat
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3 months ago

True skill!

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ML
Community Member
3 months ago

By the look on the cat's face, immediate regret!

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Raine Soo
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3 months ago

That is a long cat.

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 months ago

I'm just sitting on top of the world. Or in this case, on top of the glass roof of a car.

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

This cat has an amazing sense of balance, even whilst asleep! I would have fallen between the crack ages ago.

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Cat
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3 months ago

"I'm this close to losing my shit... Don't tempt me..."

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Nagawa (Cofa) Kishiki
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3 months ago

Oh no, Mufasa!

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White Wolf
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3 months ago

The look on the owner's face!

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Olivier Caissy
Community Member
3 months ago

“Why are you walking on the wall dear food provider?”

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 months ago

How did I get into this predicament...again?

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Lauren Betcher
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3 months ago

Both the cat and the plant are wilting.

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ImaDerp
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3 months ago

How does that big chonk ballance on that?

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Scagsy
Community Member
3 months ago

Not the most confident of poses

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Bettye McKee
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3 months ago

It's that yappy dog again.

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Patty Leaton
Community Member
3 months ago

this is my one paw trick

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Fiercepelt
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3 months ago

Stretchy kitty

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Raine Soo
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3 months ago

This lockdown is driving me up the wall!

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ImaDerp
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3 months ago

Ommm meditation

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♡PoisonousLotus!♡
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3 months ago

'Yo kid! Yeah u! Get your head over here I need a prop!*to catch this bird!*'

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PandaJon
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3 months ago

May be time for that diet after all...

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Patty Leaton
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3 months ago

tricked again dam door is shut

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Colin Allcars
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3 months ago

He’s reminding us who’s boss around here.

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Raine Soo
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3 months ago

A kitty in mid-jump.

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PandaJon
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3 months ago

Hey, I' m open. Pass it to me!

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