How can something so fluffy and adorable be such a jerk? [
Hugh writes, "YouTube's automated takedown tool is known for its flaws, but this week it crossed a line by attacking a purring cat. According to YouTube's Content-ID system both EMI Publishing and PRS own the rights to a 12 second purring loop. The cat in question, Phantom, has filed a dispute and hopes to reclaim his rights." (Thanks, Hugh!)
The trailer for the new Jurassic Park film "Jurassic World" has just been released, and it's awesome. (Hello, Chris Pratt-as-dinosaur-hunter!) If you haven't seen it yet, you need to
But since everyone else is sharing and posting the trailer, I thought I'd share something Jurassic Park-related but a little bit ... different.
David Mizejewski is a naturalist and media personality with the National Wildlife Federation.
“Winston's Raspberry.” Boing Boing reader Andrew Walsh shared this photo in our Boing Boing Flickr Pool.
One of the casualties of Myanmar's 1962 coup was the Burmese cat, which had to be repatriated from from foreign pedigreed stock about ten years ago. Wong How Man of China Exploration and Research Society
describes how he reintroduced them.
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Nicholas Longtin shares this photo of “A dirty farm cat reaching for help while in the clutches of a small child” in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool.
A photo shared in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool by reader Mark Moschell. The cats' names: Bert and Kiska. Says Mark, "I am only posting this because This Never Happens!"
Wired's Matt Stone collects the monsters imagined by 19th-century lumberjacks in the wilds of North America. My favorite is the deranged splinter cat, reputed to headbutt trees, thereby causing shards of wood to fly everywhere.
The Splinter Cat
Scientific name: Nasusossificatus arbordemolieus
Responsible for: shattered trees
This husky feline is an indiscriminate destroyer of hollow trees, which it mines for bees and raccoons. Climbing a tree, it propels itself off with powerful legs right into another, blasting the trunk with its wedge-shaped snout and reinforced noggin. The experienced frontiersman knows well “the moronic activities of the Splinter Cat,” writes Henry H. Tryon, who published his own Fearsome Critters in 1939, three decades after Cox’s encyclopedia. “If the Cat finds food in the ruptured trunk, he is temporarily appeased. If not, he goes immediately for another tree. And right there is the big trouble. The Cat doesn’t use any judgment in selecting trees, he just smashes one after another until he gets a meal.”
Boing Boing reader Simon Turkas captured this "Beach Cat."
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At the suggestion of Boing Boing reader FoolishOwl, I added an appropriate soundtrack to Ben Frisch's video of an encounter between his cats. [YouTube Link]
By Ben Frisch. [Video Link]
At the suggestion of Boing Boing reader
FoolishOwl, I added an appropriately cinematic soundtrack.
Hubble Ultra Deep Field Cat. So many galaxies!
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Man, I love this guy's work--particularly the cats. Eldar Zakirov is on DeviantArt, and you can support his high weirdness by purchasing prints. He is based in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Website here.
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"Time travel. Space Exploration. Violence. Drama. Love. Cats. Dreams." Starring cats Hank and Buster. Cinematography, Editing and VFX by Ryan Barger, Production design by Katie Akana. The song "Dreams are Real
" was written and recorded by Ryan Barger. [HT: Dean Putney
Boing Boing reader Benjamin G. Levy shares this photo in our Flickr Pool. "Hannah relaxes with her bear friend."
The CATable integrates crawl spaces to keep your kitty happy. (Laughing Squid)
Would you like to make your own felt cat house in the shape of a Star Wars AT-AT? First, you'll need a cat. [The Owner Build Network. Thanks, Heather!]
Warning: THIS VIDEO MAY CAUSE YOU TO DIE OF CUTENESS.
Happy Caturday. Ah, listen to this 9-day-old kitten's adorable squeals! Boing Boing pal Miles O'Brien was learning how to fly his camera drone with one hand after becoming one-handed. At the drone flying range near Washington, DC, a friend had a few 9-day old kittens hanging out on a blanket.
If you would like to adopt one of them, contact Nikki Driver at email@example.com. Nikki is a vet, so they're in good hands. She and the kittens are near Charlottesville, VA.
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Do you find that people have a strange reaction to your cat? Do you ever wonder who taste-tests cat food? Ann Childers
answers these questions and more in the VHS edition of Kittens to Cats
. [Video Link
Vans and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty (ASPCA) teamed up on a line of cat shoes! (thanks, Carlo Longino!)
is available on Amazon. [via
Yevheniy Bolshakov, 26, pleaded guilty this week to an assault charge and was placed on probation for three years. He reportedly was denied permission by his parents to see the family cat
, which was recuperating after an operation. So he attacked, biting his father's arm, elbow and chin, and his mother's hand. [via Arbroath
A small tornado that struck Chobham, England, left 13,000 without power over the weekend—and was said to have "lifted cats in the air."
Local fire crews also found extensive damage to trees and roofs from the storm, which also dumped hail and heavy rain on the county of Surrey, the BBC reported.
"We've got four feral cats in the yard and they were being lifted off the ground - about 6ft off the ground," said area woman Shirley Clay, adding that the animals were uninjured by the ordeal. "They just went round like a big paper bag."
Serious tornados are extremely rare in Britain, though the tabloids there claim weather data proves the nation is a 'hotspot' of miniature whirlwinds that usually go unnoticed.
Chobham 'mini-tornado lifted cats in air'
Hey, found this on my computer
. No idea what I made it for, but it appears to feature an evil cat god summoned to our plane by the power of Wardenclyffe Tower. You can have it now! [Warning: autoplaying audio]