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Friday, July 29, 2011

Lucius Found After Jumping Out of Fourth Story Window

He now only has eight lives left.  He jumped out of a fourth story window of her Capitol Hill apartment while the owner was at work and was found 2 1/2 weeks later in the neighborhood.  He is reportedly doing good, wasn't hurt, and is happy to be home.

Interesting facts regarding cats falling multiple stories:

There was a study done regarding reports of cats falling from buildings and approximately 10% of the cats that fell from 2-6 stories died, only 5% of the cats that fell from 7 or more stories died. It is believed that the reason for this is that cats reach a terminal velocity (maximum speed) of 60 MPH after falling approximately 5 stories. Once terminal velocity is achieved and the body stops accelerating, it is believed that the cat relaxes into a somewhat spread-eagled position. This position creates increased air drag and allows the impact to be more evenly distributed.