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Snaggy

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Icon 11 posted October 24, 2004 16:19      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
What happens when you toss a cat while riding in the Vomit Comet...


http://www.usafa.af.mil/dfp/cockpit-phys/mov/cat.mov

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littlefish
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Icon 1 posted October 24, 2004 16:22      Profile for littlefish   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Nah, it's just got some buttered toast strapped to its back. [Wink]
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dragonman97

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Icon 1 posted October 24, 2004 21:00      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Awww, man, that's just not nice :-/.

It's much more fair to make fun of drunk criminals than helpless cats [Wink] .

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supaboy
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I think it's an incredible demonstration of the cat's reflex to right itself while falling, at least on the second toss. With nothing to push off from, the cat still manages to get spinning at a good clip. As he get closer to the floor as the aircraft pulls out of the dive, he gets his bearings and lands gently on his feet.

I think they need a control group too. An animal without that particular reflex, like a dog.

If the dog and the cat get along, no problem. However, if the dog and cat do not get along, then comedy will ensue. [Big Grin]

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