Which is more Zero-G, cats or dogs?

dog:

cat:

Bonus video:

Comments

  1. #1 The Science Pundit
    November 25, 2009

    The cat thinks that it’s falling and is trying to prepare for its landing.

  2. #2 NewEnglandBob
    November 25, 2009

    The dog seemed pretty cool about it. The second cat was thrown around – of course it would freak.

  3. #3 red rabbit
    November 25, 2009

    That… is… weird. The dog, pretty calm about the whole thing, but then it only lasted a few seconds. The cats did remarkably well considering it looks like they’d been in zero-G for a while. My cat would’ve taken that guy’s eyes out.

  4. #4 Katkinkate
    November 26, 2009

    Poor pussies.

  5. #5 Mike Haubrich, FCD
    November 26, 2009

    Why am I the only one who thought that in the middle video we needed a soundtrack from 2001?

  6. #6 skeeto
    November 26, 2009

    @The Science Pundit: Technically, the cat is falling. :-)

  7. #7 MadScientist
    November 26, 2009

    I’ll vote for the cats because I had a number of dogs that would grab cats and hurl them through the air until the cats stopped hissing when they hit the ground. I had lost count on the number of cats that would fly by my bedroom window on the second floor.

  8. #8 Sili
    November 26, 2009

    Caaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaats innnnnnnnnnn Spaaaaaaaaaaaaaacee!

  9. #9 Emma
    November 26, 2009

    In the middle video, the cat is falling, whichever way you look at it ;)

    But of course, it’s falling in the traditional sense and the picture is side on. Still, it looks amazing!

  10. #10 Jim Thomerson
    November 26, 2009

    Many years ago there was an article about survivorship of cats which fell from highrise apartment buildings. Cats from about the third floor had higher mortality than cats from higher up. Story was they braced for landing and got their front legs driven into their rib cage. Cats from higher up lost the feeling of falling and relaxed. They hit the ground flat with legs spread and survived. Cats from even higher up went splat.

  11. #11 Doug Alder
    November 26, 2009

    OMG run for your lives it’s Cats On a Plane

  12. #12 Uncle Glenny
    November 29, 2009

    Yeah, I recently read something like Thomerson just said. Of course, “Thomerson” sounds suspiciously like a cat name, so without verifiable references…

    In my own experiences, Kitty could right herself and land on her feet even when stoned (this was done by MIT students in 1974). A decade later further experiments with a pit bull did not lead to conclusive results.