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Video of a Cat Fight as Seen From the Perspective of One of the Cats

Someone put a camera on the collar of his cat to see his antics out of the house. The camera captured a cat fight seen from the perspective of one of the cats. Apparently, the owner says, his furry overlord is quite the block bully. Read More >>

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Bored Cats Find Sense of Purpose in Personalised Cat Playgrounds

High-end, customisable architecture and design has been on the rise for several years, but it's starting to grow stale. The new trend lies in foregoing personal comfort altogether and extending that luxury to your cat. Read More >>

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British Intelligence Officers of WWI Suspected Cats and Dogs of Spying

At the height of First World War trench warfare paranoia, British intelligence officers believed that two cats and a dog were being used by the Germans to spy on Blighty's forces. Read More >>

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Did a Cat Destroy the Ceiling at a Sochi Olympic Arena?

By now it's hard to tell what's true when it comes to reports about the infrastructural failings at the Olympics in Sochi. But what we've got here appears to be security footage of a cat falling through the ceiling of Sochi's Adler Skating Arena. Read More >>

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Humans Create Cat Werewolves—and They're Very Cute and Very Spooky

I have to say I am not a fan of animal breeders and I don't like cats, but these spooky Lycoi cats are something else. A cat that looks like a werewolf and, according to its Tennessee-based breeders, acts like a dog. I have to admit they are quite cute in their freaky ugliness. Read More >>

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Sorry Cat Lovers, Cats are an Invasive Species, Too

When we think of invasive species, we tend to think of the exotic: Burmese pythons, Asian carp, or any of the bizarre creatures terrorising Florida. But the truth is, our beloved cats can also be bad news for other species. Read More >>

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Epping Forest "Big Cat" Sighting Was a Posh Child's Expensive Teddy

This image of some sort of wild beast sitting majestically in a tree in the fog of Epping Forest was put online by park staff, but their lack of alarm and interest in this "Big Cat" rather gave the game away. Read More >>

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Camden Cat Prank-Calls 999, Is Terrified When Police Break the Door Down

Camden police rushed to a flat in Kilburn last week after a 999 call was logged from the address. Unable to get a response, naturally they broke the door down. What they found was a cat hiding in the wardrobe, presumably very pleased with itself for trolling the plods. Read More >>

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Cat Wine (Yep, Wine For Cats) Is a Real Thing in Japan

If you're fed up with your cat drinking all of your Blue Nun while it's tucking into its evening's helping of Whiskers, your bereft-of-booze blues may be about to draw to a close. Finally, finally, someone's made a bottle of wine just for cats. Read More >>

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Nipples, Toes and Cat Paws Can Unlock Apple's Touch ID Sensor

Bored iPhone 5S users across the world have been conducting experiments with the phone's new Touch ID sensor over the weekend, finding that it can also uniquely identify users by nipple scans, toes and even the skin on the paws of their cats. Read More >>

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Crowd-Funded Cat Cafe Moving into London's Shoreditch Hipster Zone

The bizarre world of the cat cafe, in which cat-less spinsters get to go and grope someone else's cat while hoping it does something funny that can be captured and turned into an animated GIF with the potential to go viral, is coming to London. It now has a license and a venue. Read More >>

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New Monopoly Cat Board-Piece Review: Me-Ow

You may remember that earlier this year Monopoly announced its plans to sacrifice one of its beloved tokens in favour of adding some new blood. But it was ok! Because they were letting us (the internet) choose which icon of our childhood to kill and which hot young thing to replace it with. Given the options of a robot, helicopter, guitar, diamond ring, or cat, the internet chose the cat (because of course) and axed the iron. It was one hell of a trade. Read More >>

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Stop Stroking Your Cat's Belly -- It Hates It

Cats are truly mysterious things. Sometimes you have to wonder what the hell is going on in their pretty little heads. Did you know, for example, that cats don't like you stroking their tummies even though it looks like they're totally asking for it? Yeah, they hate that, apparently. Stop it. Stop it now. Read More >>

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Do You Skype Your Pets?

This one has caught me completely by surprise. Apparently over half of Brits actually Skype their pets, and a quick whip round the office says, yes, people really do Skype, FaceTime, Hangout, whatever, their pets. We're surrounded by secret pet-chatters -- are you one of them? Read More >>

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Cat Fighter II Needs to Be Real

Forget Street Fighter, we need Cat Fighter II, where our furry feline friends battle it out, throwing whirly kicks, hadoukens, and beating up massive balls of yarn. Whichever next-gen console bags Cat Fighter II as an exclusive, wins. Period. [YouTube via Kotaku] Read More >>

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Solar-Powered Cat Toy Taunts Your Feline Forever

If you'd rather your cats weren't shredding the furniture to pieces while you're away at work all day, you need a steady source of distraction to keep them occupied. And as long as you've got at least one window in your home, this solar-powered cat toy will keep them entertained and out of trouble. Mostly.
Just suction cup the toy's base to a window so that the solar cells can soak up as much light as possible, and it will do the rest by animating a dangling plastic ball and feathers. Your cat won't be able to resist it, unless, you know, it sees a flicker of light on the wall, or happens upon a dustball. But it's still £26 well spent if it helps preserve your expensive leather couch for even a day longer. [Hammacher Schlemmer] Read More >>

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