By WaffleJesus - 07/10/2015 08:29 - United States
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Why would he risk hurting your cat so much! Cats are too adorable for that.
#65 look up how cats falling works with air resistance. Obviously if they fall less than like 8 feet, they should be fine. And we know that they can survive very big falls. However, there is actually a point in between where the cat can get hurt or die.. I think that point is usually 2-4 stories. The reason is that cats have a mechanism to reduce their terminal velocity while falling, but a lot of times they can't get into position to do that by the time a 2 or 3 story fall is over, so that can actually kill them.
Not that I condone it because it is very disgusting to try that sort of things with pets IMO, but if he was really curious, couldn't he just google it rather than risk the cats life?
30, while I agree that you can't believe everything you read online, what I think 3 meant was you could probably find someone else who has already done it and posted the proof. I guarantee you that someone has posted a YouTube video of them dropping their cat out of a window.
Sorry, OP! Your husband sounds a bit childish. Make sure you keep an eye on your cat now!
Obviously there's a limit, but usually the higher the fall the more likely they'll survive because they have time to rotate themselves to land on their feet. But yeah, it's still awful he would want to test it
There isn't a limit actually. The cat might die during the fall if you drop it from like the top of the atmosphere, sure, but look up how cats falling works with terminal velocity. Obviously a small height won't hurt them, as it's too short for them to reach terminal velocity anyway. And if it's tall enough, they have time to do a certain thing that reduces their terminal velocity (sort of like a parachute, just not quite as effective). However, if it's tall enough that they can reach terminal velocity, and short enough that they don't have time to lower their terminal velocity, they can die.
One thing I learned from my College physics class a couple decades ago is that around six stories up a cat have a better chance at surviving with less extreme injuries than a fall from less than six stories up. Something about terminal velocity and cats relaxing. Kids, don't try it at home!