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Why are cats so flexible?
Answer 1:

They really aren't - they just have quick reflexes and, because they're small, are very strong relative to their size, which means that they can jump a lot higher than you would think.

Cats also have an instinct to right themselves if they are falling so that they land on their feet. You could do that too if your reflexes were fast enough.



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