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This video reveals the secret of how cats fall on their feet

The ability to fall on your feet is called “cat spinning reflex” and you can see it in action in the video that heads this post, produced by the BBC: in it we will see how a caracal (a small African feline) rotates in one direction while that its hindquarters rotate in the opposite direction.
Our aversion to bad flavors and the reason that Nintendo Switch games taste bad
Our aversion to bad flavors and the reason that Nintendo Switch games taste bad
Our aversion to certain odors or flavors is an evolutionary feature that keeps us safe from poisoning. The things we perceive as disgusting are usually the ones that are dangerous to our health. It is our way of not eating something rotten, for example: very bitter flavors usually associated with mold or rot.
Due to these factors, the body of a corpse is slightly displaced 17 months after death
Due to these factors, the body of a corpse is slightly displaced 17 months after death
Once dead, people do not become static corpses. It is not that your nails or your hair continue to grow (this is a myth propagated because, when dried, the flesh retracts and leaves the nails and hair more visible, giving the impression that it has grown), but that It involves the whole body moving significantly.
The ant that was able to lift a hundred times its own weight
The ant that was able to lift a hundred times its own weight
Ants are some of the strongest creatures on Earth. Although strength varies between different species, some can raise their own weight between 10 and 50 times. However, researchers at the University of Cambridge photographed an Asian weaver ant (Oecophylla smaragdina) lifting 100 times its weight.
Due to an ancient ocean and cotton, this region of the United States massively voted for Obama
Due to an ancient ocean and cotton, this region of the United States massively voted for Obama
There is a geographical strip in the United States that massively voted Barack Obama in the presidential elections of 2008 and 2012. It is a strip that, electorally, behaves since the reconstruction of the United States after the civil war in a different way from the rest. It is a strip that runs southeast and then curves through North Carolina and South Carolina, Geogia and Alabama, and then follows the banks of the Mississippi River.
Why chillies are tapestries and the man who ate three of the hottest
Why chillies are tapestries and the man who ate three of the hottest
The hot pepper is measured with a system known as the Scoville scale, created by the American chemist Wilbur Scoville in 1912. According to this scale, the hottest hot pepper in the world is the Carolina Reaper. In September 2014, Jason McNabb, an American dentist, obtained the record of eating three of these chillies in the shortest possible time: 10.95 seconds.
There are fewer and fewer racists, sexists and homophobes in the world
There are fewer and fewer racists, sexists and homophobes in the world
Although the media and some activists are determined to show only the negative examples or see the glass half empty, the truth is that there are fewer and fewer racists, sexists and homophobes in the world. We know this because, since 1981, a worldwide network of social scientists and political scientists conducts research, conducting representative national surveys in almost 100 countries, that is, surveys of more than 150,000 people statistically covering 90 percent of the population. world population .
How do you manage to grow giant vegetables like a pumpkin of more than a thousand kg?
How do you manage to grow giant vegetables like a pumpkin of more than a thousand kg?
In the movie Wallace & Gromit: the curse of vegetables, a delight of the Stop Motion made with modeling clay, the annual Giant Vegetable Contest is narrated. The two protagonists are making gold with their new invention, the "Anti-Pesto" system, a humanitarian way to control rabbits trying to invade precious gardens.
This geyser is taller than the tower of Pisa
This geyser is taller than the tower of Pisa
Taller than the tower of Pisa, which is 57 meters high, is the almost boiling steam and water boom that spits the most active geyser known to science: the Steamboat. Sometimes it even doubles the Tower of Pisa. This geyser is located in Yellowstone National Park, United States.
This new vaccine for cats prevents allergic reactions in humans
This new vaccine for cats prevents allergic reactions in humans
Zürich researchers have published preclinical data in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology on a different type of solution against cat allergy: a vaccine that is inoculated to the cat, rather than the human. The most common cat allergen is called "Fel d 1", produced largely by the cat's sebaceous glands and found in feline saliva, anal glands, sebaceous glands, skin and fur.
How the creator of the World Wide Web wanted to connect knowledge with each other
How the creator of the World Wide Web wanted to connect knowledge with each other
Tim Barners-Lee was the creator of the World Wide Web in 1989. He did it inspired by a book from his childhood: Inquire Within Upon Everything, in Spanish "Asking for Everything Above All", which was a 19th century publication that was packed with Information and random relationships, all perfectly indexed.
Project A119: the crazy idea of ​​launching a nuclear bomb on the Moon
Project A119: the crazy idea of ​​launching a nuclear bomb on the Moon
After the success of the Soviet Union by launching its Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite in history, on October 4, 1957, the United States made an eccentric maneuver to record its people that they were not losing the space race. For that they began to seek financing for a crazy project: the A119.
Jeremy Bentham: the philosopher who wanted to mummify to be exhibited at the university
Jeremy Bentham: the philosopher who wanted to mummify to be exhibited at the university
If we visit the headquarters of the University College of London we can see a showcase that displays the mummified body of the philosopher Jeremy Bentham, who arrived here in 1850. Not surprisingly, Bentham was a child prodigy who, at age three, already spoke a little Latin. But his greatest contribution to thought came a few years later, with his doctrine of "utilitarianism": social institutions and conventions should produce the greatest happiness to the greatest number of people.
This was the first nuclear explosion in history, 74 years ago and one day
This was the first nuclear explosion in history, 74 years ago and one day
If yesterday, July 16, fifty years after the takeoff of Apollo 11 towards the Moon, it was also 74 years since the explosion of the first nuclear bomb in history, a few weeks before the bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The so-called Trinity test took place in a remote enclave of the New Mexico desert.
Your pets can also donate blood and it is important to save other pets
Your pets can also donate blood and it is important to save other pets
Sick or injured animals may sometimes need blood transfusions, as do sick or injured humans, and the demand is increasing. Cats and dogs, like humans, have blood types. And like humans, cats have a deadly reaction if they receive the wrong blood type.
For most of Earth's history, fire could not be made due to lack of oxygen
For most of Earth's history, fire could not be made due to lack of oxygen
The first signs of charcoal in the fossil record, an indicator of forest fires, do not appear until 420 million years ago. This means that there was no fire on Earth for 90 percent of its entire history. The reason? That 420 million years ago, oxygen levels exceeded 13 percent for the first time.
What really causes the "smell of rain"?
What really causes the "smell of rain"?
In these hot days, if a storm is triggered, there are many people who say they can capture a characteristic "rain smell". However, the smell of rain does not come from the rain itself. What causes the smell? Petricor Moments before an event of rain, an "earthy" smell known as a petricor permeates the air.
What do radioactivity and ATMs have to do with it? That's how the first ones worked
What do radioactivity and ATMs have to do with it? That's how the first ones worked
The first ATM in history, installed in the city of London in the 1960s, did not work with cards. To sell the money, you had to use a check impregnated with a radioactive material that the machine identified after marking the personal code. Devised by an employee of a money-counting factory called John Shepherd-Barron, radioactive checks had a single individual value: ten pounds.
The person who disclosed the benefits of nuclear energy in Japan
The person who disclosed the benefits of nuclear energy in Japan
Nuclear is fashionable, but for the worse. It has always been for the worse. The reason has been the HBO Chernobyl series, which for many has already become the best series in history. Enthusiastic considerations aside, the truth is that the series conveys the idea that nuclear energy is not necessarily bad ... as long as science is heeded.
We are growing more slowly at a demographic level, but we will continue to do so until 2050
We are growing more slowly at a demographic level, but we will continue to do so until 2050
The new population projections indicate that nine countries will be responsible for more than half of the projected population growth between now and 2050. In descending order of the expected increase, they are: India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Congo, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Indonesia, Egypt. and the united states
The climate has influenced between 3 and 20 percent in armed conflicts during the last century
The climate has influenced between 3 and 20 percent in armed conflicts during the last century
As climate change increases Earth's temperatures, the likelihood of armed conflicts will also increase, according to a new study published in Nature. The climate has influenced between 3 and 20 percent of armed conflicts during the last century. In a scenario with 4 degrees Celsius warming, the influence of climate on conflicts would increase more than five times.