Apparently much to everyone's amazement Piper was unharmed and immediately scampered away...... http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/showcase/sns-ap-falling-cat,1,653331.story Or there is a video at: http://www.local6.com/slideshow/news/8164570/detail.html?qs=;s=4;p=news;dm=ss;w=400l Without trying to encourage anyone to experiment, please don't! I once read, if I remember right, that the matter had been looked into by checking veterinarian records, and it was discovered that apartment building cats that fell out the window from the second to the 5th floor were seriously injured, broke a leg or more, but that cats that fall from greater heights were more likely to survive without breaking bones. This is something of a mystery, but the answer proposed in the article was that maybe that it takes the cat sometime to overcome surprise and recognize what is happening, so that he can prepair himself for landing, or that he can manuever in his fall to land on the best spot. Well from the formula S=16t^2 at t=2, one would be at a height of 64 feet, and it would take 2 seconds to land; so that possibly the cat needs that amount of time to prepair for landing. Also it is shown in the clips that Piper largely fell on its back with its legs and arms spread out before he twisted around to land. Possibly the cat had the ability to slow down the descent and reach maximum velocity at some point before it landed. This would mean that it could as easily survive a 180 foot fall as an 80 foot one. Anyway, I wondered if anyone had an opinion on this matter.