Wednesday 19 March 2008

How Geckos And Cats Land The Right Way Up

If you've wondered how cats and geckos always manage to land on their feet when fall, its all down to their tails apparently.

Scientists at the University of California filmed geckos falling and saw they used their tails in the air to right themselves as the video shows (about 30 seconds in)

I first read this story in the Guardian which also has a video of it. I've linked to the YouTube video instead so you don't have to watch an annoying 30 second advert by Ewan McGregor about Davidoff Adventure. before you can watch the film.

Note to the Guardian - check out how the New Scientist does it with a simple logo at the beginning.

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