Photos of celebrities using their cats as a furry scarf

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Saturday 5 April 2014

Did you know that you can use cats for other things besides having them sit around the house, murder house lizards or scratch the furniture? Here’s an alternative use for cats that are often overlooked by cat owners: as a scarf. Marlon Brando has done it, John Lennon has done it on his walks outdoors, […]

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Cats making themselves at home in inconceivable places

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By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Friday 4 April 2014

Some things in the world simply defy explanation. We just have to accept that cats will always be cats and do cat things in their cat ways. Such as setting up cat camp in every space they take a fancy to and forcing said space to submit to the Rule of Cat instantly.

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Hipster nerd glasses tamed by cats

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Monday 24 February 2014

Nobody, absolutely nobody, is immune to the power of cats. Our feline overlords hold such authority, they don’t just make nerd glasses ironic, they make them iconic. Guess there’s a reason why people with swag get upgraded to being labelled as cool cats.

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Royal cats in classical oil paintings! We interviewed the artist behind the series

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 18 February 2014

Cats in classical oil paintings? How the internet didn’t completely breakdown when these came out is a complete mystery. But for those amazed and enamored by this cute and artsy-fartsy series, guess what, we interviewed the guy who did it. Read on to find out the bigger story of the artist, Eldar Zakirov and the cats immortalized on canvas. [read our original post about these royal cat paintings here]

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Oh snap, cat selfies are now a thing

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 18 February 2014

Nothing blights modern life like selfies do. Or cats, for that matter. Which naturally means that cat selfies are now a thing. Making it a snap for cats to take selfies is the Snapchat app on Android, where a red dot darts around on the screen and takes a shot when your cat paws at […]

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Hilarious Haikus by, erm, cats

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Wednesday 12 February 2014

We first got to know of writer Angie Bailey through her hilarious Texts From Mittens blog where she imagines text conversations with cats. Now we’ve found an even more hilarious bunch of haikus (meditative Japanese three-lined poems written with a 5-7-5 syllable count) that she’s penned on Catster. So, so brilliant.

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Japanese cats that look like Yakuza members

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Sunday 2 February 2014

Some bright spark realized just how much in common cats have in common with the ‘yakuza’ (or Japanese gangsters). Must be their terror-inducing character attributes, spine-tingling sneers and evil expressions. Cats and the mafia: there must be some truth in the matter. Hell, even Don Vito Corleone had a cat, you know.

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Attention, all cat owners: Your cat thinks you are just an oversized cat

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Monday 20 January 2014

As if it wasn’t depressing enough to know that our feline pals aren’t really that attached to us, biologist Dr. John Bradshaw, who has over 30 years of experience in domesticated animal behavior, has revealed in his book Cat Sense that cats really think of their owners as a ‘larger, non-hostile’ cat. In other words, […]

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Mike Wilson creates a real-world rendition of Super Mario for his, er, cats

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By Denimu in New Products on Monday 20 January 2014

Forget those endless hours of fun watching the podgy plumber jumping around the Super Nintendo game. You can now have the real thing for your furry friend, via Etsy. Mike Wilson has created a real-world rendition of the beloved video game franchise for his two cats, complete with his own toned-down version of the game’s […]

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Classic oil paintings of cats as royalty

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Thursday 16 January 2014

Uzbekistan-based digital artist Eldar Zakirov takes cats and casts them in classical oil paintings. We know how high and mighty our feline pals can get, but this stylized treatment really takes their snootiness to a new height. UPDATE: Here’s a sneak peek of our exclusive interview with cat oil painting master himself, Eldar Zakirov! [you […]

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This guy outsourced his job to China so he could watch cat videos all day

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 14 January 2014

What is this? An enterprising code developer working for a US infrastructure firm actually outsourced his entire job to a Chinese company so all he had to do every day was to turn up in office at 9am, go on Reddit, watch cat videos, take a lunch break, go on Ebay, check Facebook and LinkedIn updates, hand in a work report for the day, then knock off at 5pm sharp.

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The Angry Cat from Marrickville tumblr

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By Cormack O'Connor in Cool Websites on Monday 13 January 2014

Everyone reading this has had an experience with a slightly disgruntled animal before. Whether it was a yappy dog, an unhappy snake, or a very angry little ant, I can assure you that it was not as angry as this cat from Marrickville, in Sydney’s inner west. Unfortunately people have to co-exist with the Angry […]

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These experiments show just how unattached cats are to their owners

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Tuesday 24 December 2013

Bad news, cat lady–your kitty isn’t attached to you like you think. The University of Lincoln have conducted an old experiment to tell whether or not a cat is as attached to its owner as the owner is attached to its cat. Using The Strange Situation study from the 1970s, cats were put in a […]

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Ridiculously cute cats and guys in similar poses

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Saturday 21 December 2013

Cute cats, cute guys, same cute poses. This is the single-minded proposition of the Des Hommes et des Chatons (or Men and Cats) blog. It will either make you wince in pain or make you feel all fuzzy inside. Whatever rocks your boat, Internet. Whatever rocks your boat.

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A couch that’s shaped like a giant cat

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Monday 9 December 2013

Antwerp, Belgium-based design firm Unfold knows how to exploit the internet’s weakness. They’ve come out with Felix Domesticus, a giant cat-shaped sofa that will soon replace every couch in the world. Wait, wait, I need to retract that statement. Sadly, turns out this is only an art installation and won’t be in stores anytime soon… […]

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