Why a cat always lands on its feet

  • Ajoutée 20 mars 2019
  • In 1894, a French scientist used a camera to solve a physics problem.
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    Étienne-Jules Marey was a French scientist and inventor who analyzed how things moved. He developed a way to photograph multiple stages of movement onto a single glass plate, a technique called chronophotography. Later, when Kodak introduced celluloid film, Marey swapped the glass plate for a roll of film that moved in between exposures. This technique formed the basis of cinematography, and it’s how he recorded the stages of a cat righting itself in midair. He published his findings in Nature and demonstrated how the cat splits its body in two and uses the inertia of its own body weight to spin around.
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Commentaires • 1 704

  • Vox
    Vox  Il y a mois +952

    Which photos should Darkroom examine next? Let us know in the comments!

    • Natepeel2828
      Natepeel2828 Il y a 5 jours

      more important question..... when's the next ep?!?

    • Enzo
      Enzo Il y a 7 jours

      The Yellow Stone Super Volcano. Like the end of the world kinda thing.

    • wlkerfilms
      wlkerfilms Il y a 9 jours


    • aina zain
      aina zain Il y a 11 jours


    • Cristian Everly
      Cristian Everly Il y a 14 jours


  • Maddy Mace
    Maddy Mace Il y a 7 heures

    That’s how motion looks when you’re on acid

  • Lillian Lupin
    Lillian Lupin Il y a jour

    20/10 video but also! Coleman! Where did you get your t-shirt?

  • Questions of the World

    Why would you throw a cat

  • Lensman
    Lensman Il y a 3 jours

    Please produce a video that explains the highly irritating tendency for Americans to start sentences with "so".

  • SkyLord
    SkyLord Il y a 3 jours

    m.frclip.com/video/jyyZ82SpUZk/vid%C3%A9o.html EXPLAIN THIS THEN

  • Jayson Cabe
    Jayson Cabe Il y a 5 jours

    I'm a simple man. I see cats, I press like.

  • No one Home
    No one Home Il y a 5 jours

    Why does Vox put no effort into their titles? The important words aren’t capitalized, and there aren’t apostrophes were there should be.

  • Daniel Brown
    Daniel Brown Il y a 6 jours

    Awesome. So is this a reflex or does the cat actively employ this movement?

  • cacaroto god
    cacaroto god Il y a 7 jours

    Looking for cat repellent.. vox please

  • Callum Davis
    Callum Davis Il y a 7 jours

    but cats don’t know this 🤣🤣

  • Renzo Arturo Romero
    Renzo Arturo Romero Il y a 7 jours

    They spin.

  • Gillian A
    Gillian A Il y a 7 jours

    what if you put a vans shoe on the back of a cat?

  • I like orange
    I like orange Il y a 7 jours +3

    The real question is why is the cat dropping video better quality then ufo sighting videos

  • Honky Tonky
    Honky Tonky Il y a 7 jours

    *Yes but is that rabbit okay*

  • mosit banan
    mosit banan Il y a 7 jours

    Poor bunny ;-;

  • Benjamin Blackwell
    Benjamin Blackwell Il y a 8 jours

    I just want you yo know that i love you and your show!

  • Ii T
    Ii T Il y a 9 jours +1

    Cat meat is tasty

  • YT Info
    YT Info Il y a 9 jours

    Cat was before human on earth.

  • Jeremia Gunawan
    Jeremia Gunawan Il y a 9 jours

    Why does my bread always turn upside down when it falls when i apply my butter? Please answer this

    • Ran Talbott
      Ran Talbott Il y a 8 jours

      The butter began as chewed-up grass, which grows closer to the ground than the grain that makes up the bread, so the natural order of things dictates that the butter should wind up lower. ;-)

  • WhY So SeRiOuSli?
    WhY So SeRiOuSli? Il y a 10 jours +1


  • fenrisodessa
    fenrisodessa Il y a 10 jours

    Congratulations. It's the 10 millions time this subject is discussed.

  • liv jeez
    liv jeez Il y a 12 jours

    Am still waiting for the answer

  • Edmund Yong
    Edmund Yong Il y a 12 jours

    Tbh I'm a cat lover. But, i just feel that this video is unnecessarily overanalyzed.

  • josefpicklespecson pickle_juice

    because they wear invisible vans

  • Sunshine Smith
    Sunshine Smith Il y a 14 jours

    It’s sad to think this cat is dead

  • AppleeRealix
    AppleeRealix Il y a 15 jours

    Animal Abuse.

  • Pwnage
    Pwnage Il y a 15 jours

    i tied a cats leg and free fall it while having its legs upwards.
    it was successful becoz it didnt managed to land.

  • V •Renae•
    V •Renae• Il y a 15 jours

    I tried restarting multiple times while watching the video. I guess my 13 year old brain cant handle this much science in less than 5 minutes.

  • Duchi
    Duchi Il y a 15 jours +1

    *So it wouldn't get hurt as much*
    Wow so genius!
    I definitely haven't thought of THAT before!

    • Parag Sarker
      Parag Sarker Il y a 14 jours

      Shows just how much dumb of a fuq you are

  • neo got ur back sis
    neo got ur back sis Il y a 16 jours

    so u can say cats where figure skating on air.

  • Incorrigible Panda
    Incorrigible Panda Il y a 17 jours

    Interesting how dude always made sure to be behind the wall when cat tossing.

  • sunlight_ beam
    sunlight_ beam Il y a 17 jours

    Because they’re cute

  • Louis Valentine IV
    Louis Valentine IV Il y a 17 jours

    Don’t let peta see this

  • Princess Mauve
    Princess Mauve Il y a 18 jours +4

    Ok so who's gonna try out this cat style of falling?
    Well don't look at me.

  • Zylith Purrfect
    Zylith Purrfect Il y a 19 jours

    Whoa I thought it was their legendary tail that balance when the cat lands on its feet, that's what my 1995 encyclopedia book says.

  • Mr 021E
    Mr 021E Il y a 19 jours

    R.I.P little cat

  • stick with me
    stick with me Il y a 20 jours +4

    Why a cat always lands on it's feet? *_bEcAuSe iT DoEsN't hAvE HaNdS_*

  • Mikha'il Gonato
    Mikha'il Gonato Il y a 20 jours


  • yare yare daze
    yare yare daze Il y a 20 jours

    Tape vans on the back of the cat and you get unlimited energy

  • life
    life Il y a 20 jours

    I love this series so much lol

  • AppleBottemGs
    AppleBottemGs Il y a 20 jours

    I dropped my cat and it died, guess its detective

  • Markupson Beatz
    Markupson Beatz Il y a 20 jours +1

    I thought FRclip is the only place for cats. 🤔🤔

  • Reuben Braganza
    Reuben Braganza Il y a 21 jour

    The earliest cat video was shot in 1894!!!! That's soooo cool!!

  • Monika Aledrovich
    Monika Aledrovich Il y a 21 jour

    Can a cat survive a suicide jump 😂😂 😂

  • John Apple
    John Apple Il y a 21 jour +4

    *_The real question is , Will humans be able to do this in the future.....?_*

  • Sam Yan
    Sam Yan Il y a 21 jour +1

    He protecc
    He atacc
    But most importantly
    He dont land on his bacc

    • Sam Yan
      Sam Yan Il y a 18 jours

      im cat btw

    • Sam Yan
      Sam Yan Il y a 18 jours

      Hey you are so cool

  • Sisimu Osei yaw
    Sisimu Osei yaw Il y a 22 jours

    Cats can't be trusted

  • Shy Guy
    Shy Guy Il y a 22 jours

    Why does he have a shirt that says dog in Swedish

    ANDROMEDA 508 Il y a 22 jours

    * Poor rabbit...
    * Poor chicken...

  • Nilanjan Debnath
    Nilanjan Debnath Il y a 22 jours

    What dows photography do for science?
    It helps me take notes from the board after the lecture.

  • Jeff Phillip
    Jeff Phillip Il y a 22 jours


  • James Chua
    James Chua Il y a 23 jours

    PETA will now chase this guy and disclaim all his research because there are lots of animals involve in here that got hurt. that poor rabbit and chicken.. they need justice.. LOOOL

  • J Si
    J Si Il y a 23 jours

    cats are geniuses!

  • Have you seen me before?
    Have you seen me before? Il y a 24 jours +1

    Who else went and droped there cat after the vid?

  • Jasen Jahn
    Jasen Jahn Il y a 24 jours

    Yup, cats are aliens. See.

  • Fackyo bitch
    Fackyo bitch Il y a 24 jours

    Are vans made by cat skin?

  • Adagio
    Adagio Il y a 24 jours

    And the cat be like: wtf human u throw me just to find how i land?

  • DaVil Gamer
    DaVil Gamer Il y a 24 jours

    so... why they land on there feet ?? not how !!!

  • Help me get 1 subscriber
    Help me get 1 subscriber Il y a 24 jours

    Awesome! I can finally throw away my cat off the roof without it dying!

  • John Wick
    John Wick Il y a 24 jours

    I come here for the cat and half the video is about camera sure mate sure

  • Saiki Chan
    Saiki Chan Il y a 24 jours +1

    Maybe we all should replace our physics teachers with cats

  • XO
    XO Il y a 24 jours

    Because they are actually aliens

  • Mavi Rayla
    Mavi Rayla Il y a 25 jours

    I think I learned more about early photography than why a cat could land on all fours with little difficulty

  • FH Rabby
    FH Rabby Il y a 25 jours

    Don't throw your cat outside the window

  • Danish Zahuri
    Danish Zahuri Il y a 25 jours

    But.. my cat doesn’t :(

  • Citavalo
    Citavalo Il y a 25 jours

    They knew a rabbit couldn't land like a cat. They just wanted footage of a rabbit failing.

  • Seiji m
    Seiji m Il y a 25 jours


  • Aimee
    Aimee Il y a 25 jours

    that is so.. fascinating.

  • Orion Chairez
    Orion Chairez Il y a 25 jours

    He protec
    He atac
    But most importantly...
    Shane dawson came on his cat

  • jerrey n
    jerrey n Il y a 25 jours

    Conclusion: cats are good at physics and therefor the smartest animals

  • koo nic
    koo nic Il y a 25 jours

    I did this to my cat and BOOM 😂
    I feel bad for doing so
    it didn't land on its feet btw

  • Da Pablo
    Da Pablo Il y a 25 jours

    now tape two cats on their back and see what happens next

  • William Rezaee
    William Rezaee Il y a 26 jours +1

    When your cat wears vans

  • Cynical Sayonara
    Cynical Sayonara Il y a 26 jours

    I dropped a cat once and it landed flat on its back. It was both hilarious and sad.

    • Hcrdfju
      Hcrdfju Il y a 17 jours +1

      Cynical Sayonara same as mine.

    • Cynical Sayonara
      Cynical Sayonara Il y a 18 jours

      Hcrdfju it exploded when it hit the ground.

    • Hcrdfju
      Hcrdfju Il y a 20 jours

      Cynical Sayonara then is a sad exception :( is your cat ok?

    • Cynical Sayonara
      Cynical Sayonara Il y a 22 jours

      Hcrdfju there’s exceptions to every rule.

    • Hcrdfju
      Hcrdfju Il y a 24 jours

      Cynical Sayonara that not possible.

  • shaaaumaira
    shaaaumaira Il y a 26 jours

    they wear vans .

  • Deja Vu
    Deja Vu Il y a 26 jours

    But this is an answer to HOW a cat always lands on its feet.. not WHY...

  • Kyle Shepherd
    Kyle Shepherd Il y a 26 jours

    Awesome awesome video- so much fun to learn about more than just the cats. MOAR DARKROOM PLEASE!!!

  • ANTonio51006
    ANTonio51006 Il y a 26 jours

    Marta has those first cameras

  • Zacky Ducky
    Zacky Ducky Il y a 26 jours

    Cat meme lol

  • Haris Razmi
    Haris Razmi Il y a 26 jours +2

    Cat is cooler than dog😎

  • Praveer Jain
    Praveer Jain Il y a 26 jours +2

    " No cats were hurt in the making of this video "

  • Azrn Shh
    Azrn Shh Il y a 26 jours

    Meeeooowwww 🐱🐱🐈

  • Keevaaz XY
    Keevaaz XY Il y a 26 jours

    that’s not a cat. it’s a flerken.

  • Marco Enrico
    Marco Enrico Il y a 26 jours

    *why cat scared on cucumber?*

    FRISHR Il y a 26 jours

    Cats: *exist*
    Humans: let’s picture them!

  • Eian PM
    Eian PM Il y a 26 jours

    I hope the cat's still alive

  • Aldila Novrizal
    Aldila Novrizal Il y a 26 jours

    slow mo guys need to do this experiment

  • Lashan
    Lashan Il y a 27 jours +8

    Amazing how this scientist basically invented a film camera out of necessity

  • Thatonedeepseaguy Films
    Thatonedeepseaguy Films Il y a 27 jours

    Even cat videos existed back then!

  • Garrett Yaen
    Garrett Yaen Il y a 27 jours

    Rip bunny

  • Goatking16 !
    Goatking16 ! Il y a 27 jours


    JOSHYYY.Y0 Il y a 27 jours

    They are wearing a pair of vans

  • Kyle Theboss
    Kyle Theboss Il y a 27 jours +2

    Damn cats got a better gyroscope then my phone

  • Dobby
    Dobby Il y a 27 jours +1

    What happens if you strap a vans shoe on a cat? Who will land the right side up?

  • Dobby
    Dobby Il y a 27 jours +3

    Why do vans always land the right side up?

  • Danilo Santos
    Danilo Santos Il y a 27 jours

    Now we can do it even with a phone camera haha

  • AR mail
    AR mail Il y a 27 jours

    Once I was holding my dog and I forgot it wasn't my cat so I just let go of him and he just lay on the floor looking me right in the eye. i've never felt so bad but laughed at the same time lmao.

  • xBrainZy
    xBrainZy Il y a 27 jours


  • Dertheus
    Dertheus Il y a 27 jours

    Now, why do Vans always last upright?