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Caturday: What life with cats is like, “jumping on your food” edition

“One nice thing about the Canary security is you catch little gems like this,” says Jeremy Husted.

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How to deactivate a cat, Part 2

I can't stop watching this. It has deactivated me. (Previously)

“I taught my dog and cat both how to fistbump!”

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You can teach a dog to fistbump. It appears that you cannot actually teach a cat to do so.

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Cover your cat's anus with Twinkle Tush

It is exactly what it says it is. It is $6. [h/t Heather]

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A supercut of various cute animals sneezing all of the sneezes

Not sure why this is so cute or entertaining, but it's very much both.

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Cat gives boxers unasked-for advice

Sock 'im! A right! A left! A ... gahhhh! You let 'im too close!

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Watch this cat slap the funky bass

Endlessly entertaining.

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Cats give zero fucks about your yoga video, will interrupt you without hesitation

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These cats do not care about your vanity asana video selfie. Not even a little.

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Dogs and cats hate holiday fireworks. Here are 3 tips to protect your pet on July 4th.

Image: Shutterstock


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Fireworks displays are fun for most humans, but pretty terrifying for pets.

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Pilots, please always remove cats from your plane wings before flight

Romain Jantot, who shot and uploaded this video to YouTube, explains that this cat ended up as a stowaway on a small aircraft flight in French Guyana.

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Kitten-cam captures sleepy kittens exiting their cute little house, one by one

Big Kitten is watching you.

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Startled Cat is startled: A photo shared in our Boing Boing Flickr Pool.

Image: Eric Sonstroem.


Image: Eric Sonstroem.

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Cat parasite could be making kids stupid

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Toxoplasma gondii is a single celled organism that lives in the guts of cats and is spread to humans through contact with cat crap. About a third of the human population is infected with it. It resides in the brain and muscles, and doesn't always cause symptoms. But a new study at the University of Iowa and Florida International University has linked Toxoplasma gondii to reading and memory difficulties in children. The study also suggests that vitamin E can reduce the effects.

Infected rats are already known to lose their fear of cats, making it more likely that they will be killed and eaten. This is advantageous to the parasite, since it reproduces inside the intestines of cats. The organism's egg-like oocysts are shed in cat faeces which may then contaminate food or infect other animals. Some studies have suggested that Toxoplasma gondii can alter the behaviour of humans too, making men more aggressive and even causing women to cheat on their husbands. Other research has pointed to a strong link between the parasite and schizophrenia.

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Behold, the world's largest whoopie cushion

This video about the world's largest whoopie cushion is all about the cat.

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Top 10 Wikipedia articles containing the phrase "legend has it" and at least one cat

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Cat licks air when paper crinkles

ORE Agency report "my cat's strange reaction to crinkling plastic wrapper." This cat should hang out with Charles, of Charles Has a Licking Problem fame.

Photoset of two cats tells story of “Hope, Fish, Despair”

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This photoset was original posted on a Chinese website

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