Howdy folks, Ryan Cooper here, filling in for Ed today and tomorrow, as he’s taking a short break in Iowa to celebrate his birthday. (Many happy returns!) In lieu of music, today I present a bit of science. The question: how exactly do cats manage to always land on their feet? (Don’t worry, none are harmed.)

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Follow Ryan on Twitter @ryanlcooper. Ryan Cooper is a national correspondent at The Week. His work has appeared in The Washington Post, The New Republic, and The Nation.