A Chicago cat decided it was time to use one of those nine lives on Thursday when it jumped from the fifth floor of a burning building, and walked away casually unamused by the ordeal.


The cat hit the ground and bounced, then landed on its feet.

Crowds can be heard gasping as the cat falls for nearly two seconds.

Cats' ability to always land on their feet have confused scientists for centuries, and even today, the mechanics of how animal's righting reflex are still not completely understood.

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