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Smarter Every Day – Slow Motion Flipping Cat Physics

An evening pause: The talent here deserved an Oscar.

Hat tip Tom Biggar.

Pioneer cover

From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.

Unfortunately, that is exactly where that journey takes him.

The vision that Zimmerman paints of vibrant human colonies on the Moon, Mars, the asteroids, and beyond, indomitably fighting the harsh lifeless environment of space to build new societies, captures perfectly the emerging space race we see today.

He also captures in Pioneer the heart of the human spirit, willing to push forward no matter the odds, no matter the cost. It is that spirit that will make the exploration of the heavens possible, forever, into the never-ending future.

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  • Phill O


  • Patrick Underwood

    If my wife ever sees this video, that guy is a dead man walking.

  • Alex Andrite

    Cat: So what? Time for my nap.
    Cat: Are you still here to bug me ?
    Cat: You are so pitiful. Go be a human elsewhere.
    Cat: snooze ……

  • Phill O

    This is a pretty zoned out cat. Just another day in the park!

    Only humans will put human emotions on animals. For this cat, it is no problem. It can do it with a blindfold (Almost).

  • wayne

    The Rescue of Boots
    Canopy Cat Rescue

  • Herman D Hurt

    Reminds me of a segment of the TV program “You Asked For It” from the early 60’s. They were asking the same cat question except they drop a cat from a low flying, very slow speed Piper Cub. Yep, 4-leg landing every time. Can’t do that today because the Animals-are-more human people than evil humans are Liberal crowd would burn down the station, but execute the person dropping the cat.

  • sippin_bourbon

    Bread always lands butter side down, as well.

    So if they attached buttered bread to the back of the cat and toss it in the air…

  • pzatchok

    perpetual motion!!!

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