There’s a common belief that cats always land on their feet. If you can find a cat that will let you drop it upside down and not claw your face off afterwards, you can try that experiment yourself and see what happens.

However, scientists got curious. If cats always land on their feet, will they still land on their feet when tossed upside-down in a weightless environment? Using taxpayer money and lots of unwilling cats, that’s exactly what scientists did, tossing cats around to see if they landed on their feet. Just watching cats tumble in weightlessness could be a 24 hours TV channel all by itself.