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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1 month ago

Took me a minute.

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ML
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1 month ago

That looks like mission impossible

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Sethurama Iyer
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1 month 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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1 month ago (edited)

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

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Sethurama Iyer
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1 month ago

It's an urban mountain goat!

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Sethurama Iyer
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1 month 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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1 month ago

Contortionist kitty.

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

Cats can stick to things like velcro.

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Raine Soo
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1 month 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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1 month ago

Too hot. It simply melted.

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

Lean on me.

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Mark
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1 month ago

Is it half perched on a door handle?

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Olivier Caissy
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1 month ago (edited)

“What do you want? I’m busy here!”

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Olivier Caissy
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

“All right, who turned off gravity again?”

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Night Owl
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1 month 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
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1 month ago

"Why hello there, human slave"

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Cat
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1 month ago

True skill!

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ML
Community Member
1 month ago

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

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

That is a long cat.

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Raine Soo
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1 month 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
1 month 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
Community Member
1 month ago

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

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Nagawa (Cofa) Kishiki
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1 month ago

Oh no, Mufasa!

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White Wolf
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1 month ago

The look on the owner's face!

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My Cat Having A Blast On His Favorite Chair

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Olivier Caissy
Community Member
1 month ago

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

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

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

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Lauren Betcher
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1 month ago

Both the cat and the plant are wilting.

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ImaDerp
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1 month ago

How does that big chonk ballance on that?

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Scagsy
Community Member
1 month ago

Not the most confident of poses

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Bettye McKee
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1 month ago

It's that yappy dog again.

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Patty Leaton
Community Member
1 month ago

this is my one paw trick

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Fiercepelt
Community Member
1 month ago

Stretchy kitty

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

This lockdown is driving me up the wall!

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ImaDerp
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1 month ago

Ommm meditation

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♡PoisonousLotus!♡
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1 month 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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1 month ago

May be time for that diet after all...

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Patty Leaton
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1 month ago

tricked again dam door is shut

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Colin Allcars
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1 month ago

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

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

A kitty in mid-jump.

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PandaJon
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1 month ago

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

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