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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6 months ago

Took me a minute.

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ML
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6 months ago

That looks like mission impossible

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Sethurama Iyer
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6 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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6 months ago (edited)

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

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Sethurama Iyer
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6 months ago

It's an urban mountain goat!

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Sethurama Iyer
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6 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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6 months ago

Contortionist kitty.

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Raine Soo
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6 months ago

Cats can stick to things like velcro.

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Raine Soo
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6 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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6 months ago

Too hot. It simply melted.

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Raine Soo
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6 months ago

Lean on me.

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Mark
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6 months ago

Is it half perched on a door handle?

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Olivier Caissy
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6 months ago (edited)

“What do you want? I’m busy here!”

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Olivier Caissy
Community Member
6 months ago (edited)

“All right, who turned off gravity again?”

BAILEY PANELLI
Community Member
6 months ago

"Sorry it was me."

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♡PoisonousLotus!♡
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6 months ago

Perfectly timed!

Bettye McKee
Community Member
6 months ago

And now for my dismount . . . Oops.

Mme de Poppadom
Community Member
6 months ago

Sticking a landing like that, this tabby is surely ready for the LOLympics!

BusLady
Community Member
6 months ago

Practicing for Cirque de Soleil?

Shelby McClain
Community Member
6 months ago

Catrobat!

Oskar vanZandt
Community Member
6 months ago

Time stood still...

Gretchen Smith
Community Member
6 months ago

Mistakes were made....

Clara Knaub
Community Member
6 months ago

Oh no the food!!

SaraFromHell
Community Member
6 months ago

Almost perfected my handstand!

Marilyn Slater
Community Member
6 months ago

What a shot! Perfect timing!

Alyssa Fry
Community Member
6 months ago

Training for the Catlympics duh

Candice Ravel
Community Member
6 months ago

Nice dismount

KimTx
Community Member
6 months ago

Anyone else hear circus music?

Denise Mirto
Community Member
6 months ago

acrobat cat

thee1nonlykRiS
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6 months ago

Acrocat ;-)

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Hollysmom
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6 months ago

Cirque du solkitty

Jim Price
Community Member
6 months ago

An Irishman is not drunk as long as he can hold onto one blade of grass and not fall off the face of the Earth. The same holds true for cats.

Smiley Rie
Community Member
6 months ago

"Nathan does a perfect catstand, then prepares for the "triple dismount while scooping all the food into the mouth on the way to the ground" before he lands neatly on all four paws with his tail perfectly wrapped around them, scoring a 9.9"

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
6 months ago

Well spoken! That was so cute.

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PupGirl
Community Member
6 months ago

Perfect timing

Shelli Aderman
Community Member
6 months ago

I'm flying high, defying gravity! 🎶

Patty Leaton
Community Member
6 months ago

dam almost got away with it

b l a n c
Community Member
6 months ago

gymnastic cat!

That one rando
Community Member
6 months ago

*circus music plays*

Mary Murdock
Community Member
6 months ago

"A perfect arc. And here's the dismount....."

Morgan
Community Member
6 months ago

It must be Monday.

Teresa Spanics
Community Member
6 months ago

YIKES 😨

Steven Meyer
Community Member
6 months ago

Mission impossible

Gale Vester
Community Member
6 months ago

This cat is not happy with being served kibble or with that brand of kibble or with not having that model of cat tree, when it would have much preferred one with a cave the cat could sleep in to avoid people. :-D

Randy Klefbeck
Community Member
6 months ago

OOps. Great camera action shot.

Zella Haesche
Community Member
6 months ago

Acrobatic cat.

Edie Hart
Community Member
6 months ago

And will she stick the dismount?! Yes! Judges give her a perfect 10!

Danny Heath
Community Member
6 months ago

"It wasn't me!"

★Twizted~Wulfie★
Community Member
6 months ago

Space kitty

Richard McArthur
Community Member
6 months ago

I wish I could do that.

Benjamin Chen
Community Member
6 months ago

Turn it upside down & then look at it...

NanZ
Community Member
6 months ago

How in the world did that happen? I can't make any sense of this.

sbj
Community Member
6 months ago

Kitty"this has not worked out the way I planned" Big sigh

Ellis Pascual
Community Member
6 months ago

What a precious posture. The best ballerinas wouldn't bet on doing that.

Ace Cole
Community Member
6 months ago

Gymnast cat.

Fran Stateler
Community Member
6 months ago

So glad I found something solid mid fllight.

blake
Community Member
6 months ago

me :)

Lisa Anne
Community Member
6 months ago

I've just made a HUGE mistake

Alessandro Reverdito
Community Member
6 months ago

what’s that stuff that’s falling?

O Jackson
Community Member
6 months ago

Look mommy, I'm doing a handstand!!!!!🤸‍♀️🐱

Opal4eva
Community Member
6 months ago

He’s just doing a hand stand he is a professional b gymnast

Meagan Fisher
Community Member
6 months ago

okay turn the fucking fan down. This is ridiculous

Kathie Tietze
Community Member
6 months ago

"My handstand is perfect! Who made the food jump?"

Maggie Mae
Community Member
6 months ago

Why did you Put Food up Here???It is Where I Stretch!!!

Mary Murdock
Community Member
6 months ago

A perfect arc, and here's the dismount.....

Kylo Wren (Wren St. Germain)
Community Member
6 months ago

Gotta love those action shots XD

ArhomR
Community Member
6 months ago

A purrfect 10 from the American judge.

Shirley Heyn
Community Member
6 months ago

Strangely cute until you see the Kibble mess from falling bowl. . .

Vicki Perizzolo
Community Member
6 months ago

and why would a food bowl be up there?

Leah Hutchings
Community Member
6 months ago

Nice photo catch!

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
6 months ago (edited)

Awsome picture captured. And to think I was impressed with a flying tooth fairy!

Irina Rachow
Community Member
6 months ago

Channeling Salvatore Dali.

kkathleen517
Community Member
6 months ago

What the heck happened here? That's cool how it caught the cat food right before it comes flying out of the bowl everywhere.

Charles Brentner
Community Member
6 months ago

Houdini makes it look so simple! lol.

Kim Bush
Community Member
6 months ago

Sorry but why would anyone put a bowl on the top of a cat tower?

Isabella Vega
Community Member
6 months ago

And the food goes flying...

My O My
Community Member
6 months ago

What happened to the plate?

Jolynn Cai
Community Member
6 months ago

pure gymnast

Abigail
Community Member
6 months ago

me trying to do gymnastics

Gracie Hollan
Community Member
6 months ago

jese

arthur lindsay coker
Community Member
6 months ago

Yes, I studied physics, and this is the proof

♥︎♡ᴀʟɪᴇɴ ʙᴇᴀʀᴢ♡♥︎
Community Member
6 months ago

,, The Food... How do I get it in my mouth... hmmmmmm"

tinker bell
Community Member
1 week ago

the boll

Benjamin Chen
Community Member
2 months ago

From now on, cat is fed with plastic fud bowls!

Pranoti W
Community Member
3 months ago

Paw-rkour

Tyler Wu
Community Member
4 months ago

"10 pictures taken moments before disaster"

BluestarIsAwesome
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4 months ago

Excuse me what is happening with that food bowl...

BluestarIsAwesome
Community Member
5 months ago

I'm slightly concerned about the food bowl...

Dorothy Cloud
Community Member
5 months ago

Wow, they got that picture in mid-jump.

Lisa Utz
Community Member
6 months ago

Is he going to stick the landing?

Rebecca Henderson
Community Member
6 months ago

Oops.... ....sh-t!!!!

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Night Owl
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6 months ago (edited)

Was a model for Salvador Dali's work

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

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Fiercepelt
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6 months ago

"Why hello there, human slave"

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Cat
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6 months ago

True skill!

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ML
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6 months ago

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

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Raine Soo
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6 months ago

That is a long cat.

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Raine Soo
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6 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
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6 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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6 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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6 months ago

Oh no, Mufasa!

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White Wolf
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6 months ago

The look on the owner's face!

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Olivier Caissy
Community Member
6 months ago

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

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Raine Soo
Community Member
6 months ago

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

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Lauren Betcher
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6 months ago

Both the cat and the plant are wilting.

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ImaDerp
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6 months ago

How does that big chonk ballance on that?

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Scagsy
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6 months ago

Not the most confident of poses

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Bettye McKee
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6 months ago

It's that yappy dog again.

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Patty Leaton
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6 months ago

this is my one paw trick

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Fiercepelt
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6 months ago

Stretchy kitty

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Raine Soo
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6 months ago

This lockdown is driving me up the wall!

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ImaDerp
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6 months ago

Ommm meditation

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♡PoisonousLotus!♡
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6 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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6 months ago

May be time for that diet after all...

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Patty Leaton
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6 months ago

tricked again dam door is shut

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Colin Allcars
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6 months ago

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

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Raine Soo
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6 months ago

A kitty in mid-jump.

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PandaJon
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6 months ago

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

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