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.

#1

Cats

karenvonstrauss Report

Daniel (ShadowDrakken)
Community Member
6 months ago

Quantum cat

View more comments
#2

Cats

Report

Nagawa (Cofa) Kishiki
Community Member
6 months ago

One in a million chance we see a ninja in action.

View more comments
#3

Funny-Cats-Defying-Gravity-Physics

joshmccrillis Report

Sethurama Iyer
Community Member
6 months ago

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

View More Replies...
View more comments

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.”

#4

Cats

Report

Sethurama Iyer
Community Member
6 months ago

The newest member of the IMF

View More Replies...
View more comments
#5

Cats

iikagenniotonashikukirareyagare Report

Sethurama Iyer
Community Member
6 months ago

It's an urban mountain goat!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#6

Cats

flexes_weird Report

Sethurama Iyer
Community Member
6 months ago

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

View More Replies...
View more comments

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.”

#7

Cats

Unknown Report

Nagawa (Cofa) Kishiki
Community Member
6 months ago

Yoga level 1000.

View more comments
#8

Cats

Stranger107 Report

Raine Soo
Community Member
6 months ago

Cats can stick to things like velcro.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#9

Cats

Report

Stacy Beare
Community Member
6 months ago

The look on his face!!

View more comments

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.

#10

Funny-Cats-Defying-Gravity-Physics

Report

ML
Community Member
6 months ago

Is that the neck or the whole cat?

View More Replies...
View more comments
#11

Funny-Cats-Defying-Gravity-Physics

NeesonIsHere Report

Raine Soo
Community Member
6 months ago

Lean on me.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#12

Cats

bigfatgato Report

Mark
Community Member
6 months ago

Is it half perched on a door handle?

View More Replies...
View more comments
#13

Cats

Intelleblue Report

Olivier Caissy
Community Member
6 months ago (edited)

“What do you want? I’m busy here!”

View more comments
#14

Funny-Cats-Defying-Gravity-Physics

AmbientGoat Report

Olivier Caissy
Community Member
6 months ago (edited)

“All right, who turned off gravity again?”

View More Replies...
View more comments
#15

Funny-Cats-Defying-Gravity-Physics

Smithsonian30 Report

Raine Soo
Community Member
6 months ago

Cats are extremely fluid.

View more comments
#16

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

caroliner416 Report

Fiercepelt
Community Member
6 months ago

"Why hello there, human slave"

View more comments
#17

Cats

pedroburon Report

Cat
Community Member
6 months ago

True skill!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#18

Funny-Cats-Defying-Gravity-Physics

fwacking Report

Raine Soo
Community Member
6 months ago

This cat has mad skills.

View more comments
#19

Cats

Stuckurface Report

Daniel (ShadowDrakken)
Community Member
6 months ago

Salvatore Dali's cat

View more comments
#20

Funny-Cats-Defying-Gravity-Physics

dancho-garces Report

Raine Soo
Community Member
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.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#21

Cats

Vo1x Report

Raine Soo
Community Member
6 months ago (edited)

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

View More Replies...
View more comments
#22

Cats

fcbRNkat Report

Cat
Community Member
6 months ago

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

View More Replies...
View more comments
#23

Cats

Mohdhajji Report

Nagawa (Cofa) Kishiki
Community Member
6 months ago

Oh no, Mufasa!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#24

Cats

Report

Raine Soo
Community Member
6 months ago

Cats can climb screen doors, alright.

View more comments
#25

My Cat Having A Blast On His Favorite Chair

reddit.com Report

Olivier Caissy
Community Member
6 months ago

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

View more comments
#26

Funny-Cats-Defying-Gravity-Physics

MissNicolicious Report

Raine Soo
Community Member
6 months ago

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

View More Replies...
View more comments
#27

Funny-Cats-Defying-Gravity-Physics

Melgod13 Report

Mojones
Community Member
6 months ago

It's a heat wave. It's melting.

View more comments
#28

Funny-Cats-Defying-Gravity-Physics

AlexandraRae_ Report

ImaDerp
Community Member
6 months ago

How does that big chonk ballance on that?

Mme de Poppadom
Community Member
6 months ago

May be a chonk, but this cat's core is solid to find the centre of gravity... obviously a practitioner of Pilcates.

Load More Replies...
Eric Forster
Community Member
6 months ago

I now assume command of the Enterprise.

Randy Klefbeck
Community Member
6 months ago

My cat celebrated her 18th birthday by having a stroke (she recovered). She was for the last two years of her life really weird. She would sleep draped over chairs like this type.

Kris “ADHD_Carrier” Dudoich
Community Member
6 months ago

Because... cat

Aleah Dowell
Community Member
6 months ago

Cat Man

Morgan
Community Member
6 months ago

Perfect balance!

Teresa Spanics
Community Member
6 months ago

😂🤣😹😻

Shirley Heyn
Community Member
6 months ago

Perfect perch. . . :-)

Marykay Klim
Community Member
6 months ago

talk about the Captain's chair!

Sue Clifford
Community Member
6 months ago

Beautiful cat.

JimSadPA
Community Member
6 months ago

The force is with this one ....

Darling McKee
Community Member
6 months ago

Are you on another break?

Merilyn Horton
Community Member
6 months ago

Spin me daddy.

Charles Brentner
Community Member
6 months ago

Well I've got dibs on this chair. lol.

Kim Bush
Community Member
6 months ago

Inhaled some helium?

NanZ
Community Member
6 months ago

They are amazing!! That's an understatement!

alwaysMispelled
Community Member
6 months ago

Impressive

Breannah Villarreal
Community Member
1 month ago

Big chungus

semelina pitrone
Community Member
6 months ago

my cat would've made the thing tip over by now.

Judith Wilson
Community Member
6 months ago

cat is fine. What's that weird thing on the middle right?

Fran Stateler
Community Member
6 months ago

He's fine it's the chair that's syrange.

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
6 months ago

Class. Attention please.

Meagan Fisher
Community Member
6 months ago

Okay, I think I'm ready. Bring on the tight rope.

Maggie Mae
Community Member
6 months ago

What ?? Can't you Sit Like this?? When my Hooman comes Back I Can Hug his Head See!!

Mary Murdock
Community Member
6 months ago

"You try to sit here, your scalp will need a wig."

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

Furry head rest!

Marcia Clark
Community Member
6 months ago

One more pound and that chair is history.

Vicki Perizzolo
Community Member
6 months ago

that chair must be heavier than it looks

Sue Fletcher
Community Member
6 months ago

Smoothest spot on the chair.

★Twizted~Wulfie★
Community Member
6 months ago

He is spooder chmonk

Abigail
Community Member
6 months ago

i've been expecting your presence.

arthur lindsay coker
Community Member
6 months ago

Yep, I'm your new headrest

Eva the Ravenclaw Bookworm📚💖
Community Member
6 months ago

MY chair.

sbj
Community Member
6 months ago

You're late again for work Hooman

SaraFromHell
Community Member
6 months ago

I got an old car that does this...Shes not a bit graceful but she thinks she is!😂

View More Replies...
View more comments
See Also on Bored Panda
#29

Cats

griter34 Report

Scagsy
Community Member
6 months ago

Not the most confident of poses

View More Replies...
View more comments
#30

Funny-Cats-Defying-Gravity-Physics

Gabethegreek Report

Bettye McKee
Community Member
6 months ago

It's that yappy dog again.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#31

Funny-Cats-Defying-Gravity-Physics

Kyle_sch Report

Patty Leaton
Community Member
6 months ago

this is my one paw trick

View More Replies...
View more comments
#32

Cats

kobachiya Report

Fiercepelt
Community Member
6 months ago

Stretchy kitty

View More Replies...
View more comments
#33

Funny-Cats-Defying-Gravity-Physics

werewolfchow Report

Raine Soo
Community Member
6 months ago

This lockdown is driving me up the wall!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#34

Cats

punchahyourbuns Report

Coffey Murphy
Community Member
6 months ago

Warmeow

View more comments
#35

Cats

Report

Mojones
Community Member
6 months ago

Partners in crime. No doubt.

View more comments
#36

Funny-Cats-Defying-Gravity-Physics

sample_material Report

Nagawa (Cofa) Kishiki
Community Member
6 months ago

"What do you mean I need to diet"

View more comments
#37

Cats

Inspektor4speed Report

Patty Leaton
Community Member
6 months ago

tricked again dam door is shut

View more comments
#38

Cats

dylan_smith58 Report

AnaV.
Community Member
6 months ago

Just walking on air

View more comments
See Also on Bored Panda
#39

Funny-Cats-Defying-Gravity-Physics

Report

Raine Soo
Community Member
6 months ago

A kitty in mid-jump.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#40

Cats

friclay Report

Patty Leaton
Community Member
6 months ago

dam bird tricked me

View more comments

Note: this post originally had 45 images. It’s been shortened to the top 40 images based on user votes.