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Podcast Episode #1065: “The Physics of Skulking and Falling Cats”

In Podcast Episode #1065, Marc Abrahams shows an unfamiliar research study to biomedical researcher Chris Cotsapas. Dramatic readings and reactions ensue.

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Chris Cotsapas encounters:

Kane, T. R., and M. P. Scher (1969). ‘A Dynamical Explanation of the Falling Cat Phenomenon.’ International Journal of Solids and Structures 5: 663–70.

Montgomery, Richard (1993). ‘Gauge Theory of the Falling Cat.’ Fields Institute Communications, 1: 193–218. 

Bishop, Kristin L., Anita K. Pai, and Daniel Schmitt (2008). ‘Whole Body Mechanics of Stealthy Walking in Cats.’ PLoS One 3 (11): e3808.

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