Photo via destinws2 on YouTube

We all know that cats have the awesome superpower to land on all fours whenever they fall — at least most of the time. It seems like it’s some sort of magic trick, but when you intentionally drop a cat in front of a high speed camera, you can definitely see how it happens when played back in slow-motion.

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That’s what Destin of Smarter Every Day does — over and over — in this fun and educational science video installment on YouTube, brought to our attention by Kottke:

No cats were harmed during the making of this video, so they say. They have nine lives anyway, right?