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Because they will fall on their side. It's their backs that has the anti-gravity. It is so strong that it flips them 180 degrees. But when you put 2 of them belly to belly, they cancel out and land on their side. 4 of them will keep them spinning indefinitely. It's all very scientific. Just do the math and work out the physics ;)
To retrieve would be to get it for someone, to simply get it out of the tree is at the bottom line meaning remove it from the tree. So I take you back, if we aren't calling a dead cat a cat, it's no longer a cat in the tree, I got it out. If we are calling it a cat, then after killing said cat, I can go and get it out of the tree, if they wanted me to retrieve it, then I'd get it out for them.
It should also be noted I asked if it had to be alive, which is a valid question since the question asks how to get a cat out of a tree, not how to retrieve a cat.
Yes, but the word retrieve isn't used here, I could say to you I don't see that as being the only meaning for get.
Let me give you an example. You call an exterminator, and frantically you say, get these bugs out of my house. When you say that does that mean you want him to capture them, safely, and give them to you? It absolutely does not, it means you want them removed. The phrase "get...out" does not mean retrieve, it means remove.
So I take you back to my initial question, does it has to be a live? This is both a valid question, and assuming they just want the cat out of the tree, and nothing more, it's a valid answer, since I would effectively be able to remove the cat from the tree if it were dead, but ultimately in asking I was ensuring that they wanted it removed, instead of retrieved.
That's a generalization. You don't know everyone so you don't know if that is everyone's desire. As far as we know that could be a prized tree, and the owners of said tree just wanted the cat infestation out of it.
However, I take you back to my valid question that asked if it had to be alive. Even if they did want the cat back, retrieved, more so than removed from the tree solely, that doesn't specify if they want it alive.
In old western movies, wanted posters ask for criminals to be brought to the jail, except they specify if they want the criminal dead or alive.
Well yes, so I could both kill it and retrieve it, but for my initial assumption, and a valid assumption at that, a corpse being a creature is not necessary, since like I've said I believe four times now, if I kill the creature, and remove it from the tree in the process, I have achieved the only task that was asked of me, which was to "get the cat out of the tree"
Remember when i explained how "get...out" or "get X out" simply means to remove, nothing more nothing less.