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Do cats lose a life every time they don't land on their feet?

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lind09 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted June 1, 2009 at 1:52 AM via web

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Do cats lose a life every time they don't land on their feet?

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cburr | Middle School Teacher | (Level 2) Associate Educator

Posted June 1, 2009 at 4:42 AM (Answer #1)

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The whole nine lives thing is merely superstition.  Cats have an extraordinary ability to land on their feet unless they fall from a high but not high enough place.  If a cat doesn't land on its feet in a big fall, odds are it will be toast -- and once toast, always toast.

Go to the link below for a great explanation of how cats can survive falls that would kill most animals!

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