Tuesday, February 2, 2010

It's Raining Cats

So there's a story in the Montreal Gazette http://www.montrealgazette.com/life/cats+really+have+nine+lives/2508175/story.html
that strives to answer the question: Why are cats able to survive falls from high places?

The answer has something to do with cats being able to reach terminal velocity way faster than, say, humans can. Cats reach it in a fall after 5 storeys whereas a human reaches it in a fall after 32 storeys.

Then there's something about cats relaxing after acceleration stops and blah, blah, blah.

The Dr. concludes that because of this, the degree of injury is not really any more severe in a fall from 32 storeys than it is from one of 7 storeys.

All I want to know is: Where can I get the job flinging the friggin' cats off buildings?

While we're at it I seriously think that we need to discover the terminal velocity of all those goddamn little ratty dogs that everyone seems to be carting around.

I love science...

1 comment:

  1. I always said a cat, the st. lawrence, and a burlap sack is a good time!