A fourteen-year-old cat named Bella, who lives with her human, Nicole Spink, in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England, recently achieved a new Guinness World Record for the loudest purr. BBC provides more information:
Bella . . . achieved a purr measuring 54.6 decibels, equivalent to the volume of a boiling kettle.
Her feat was captured by an official adjudicator and an acoustic engineer who blocked out all external noise.
Nicole Spink, Bella's owner, said she "couldn't be more thrilled".