Sad kitten is indeed very sad

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Saturday 19 July 2014

Cats typically have a nonchalant vibe about them, right down to their facial expressions (or lack of, really). Which makes this frowning kitten with perpetually furrowed brows (cats have brows?) a bit of a rare specimen. The depressed-looking cat recently surfaced on Reddit when redditor _moonflower_ posted a photo of it with the line ‘My […]

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Smashing Pumpkins songs, improved with cats

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By Low Lai Chow in New Music on Tuesday 8 July 2014

Smashing Pumpkins frontman and tea shop owner Billy Corgan was recently the cover star of no-kill humane organization PAWS Chicago’s magazine, along with — yep, you guessed it — Siamese cats. Which then sparked off a friendly competition among fans of music website Stereogum to see who could come up with the best cat-themed Smashing […]

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Furry Two-Face chimera cat is bewitchingly beautiful

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By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Friday 27 June 2014

Cats are hardly ordinary creatures, and Venus, a cat living in North Carolina, is even more extraordinary. The chimera cat is, as her Facebook fan page states, ‘0% Photoshopped, 100% Born This Way’.

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Stray cat meets wild cat, lives happily ever after

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By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Monday 23 June 2014

This actually happened: at the St. Petersburg Zoo in Russia, a stray cat who wandered into one of the enclosures for food became so enamored with the resident European lynx in it that it now stays there for good with its giant cat friend from the wild — with the blessings of the zoo. It’s […]

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So now it’s conclusive: cat people are OFFICIALLY smarter than dog people

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By Zolton in New Trends on Tuesday 3 June 2014

We always had our suspicions, but now, thanks to the good folk at Carroll University in Wisconsin, it’s been confirmed by science: cat owners are officially smarter than their dog loving peers. Yes, according to Live Science ‘cat lovers scored higher than dog lovers on measures such as introversion, open-mindedness and a term used far too loosely in society, sensitivity’. Sensitivity!

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After 7 years, Keyboard cat is back with a new cover song

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Friday 30 May 2014

The long wait is finally over, internet. ‘Keyboard Cat’, the talented feline who became famous seven years ago for playing the piano – and in the process, getting 35 million views on YouTube. 35 freakin’ million! That’s like the entire population of Canada watching a single cat video!

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The world’s oldest cat is 24 years old (114 human years)

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Trends on Wednesday 28 May 2014

The secret to longevity: KFC. Ok maybe not, but that’s what keeps the world’s oldest cat going and going and going. Poppy, a 24-year old cat – that’s 114 in human years – from Bournemouth, England, was recently recognized as The Guinness Book of World Records’ oldest living cat.

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This cat wants a hug soooo bad

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Monday 26 May 2014

‘Best Kitty Hug Ever’ is a video of a cat aching to get a hug from its human. The feline’s stiff posture and outstretched arms have won it the hearts of cat worshippers everywhere, receiving 1.2 million views on YouTube and plenty of spoofs from the internet. You can check out the animated gifs this video has spawned over at Twisted Sifter.

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Oh heck, it’s just photos of metal rockers cuddling cats

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Friday 23 May 2014

Oh, we just want to give Seattle-based musician and jewelry designer Alexandra Crockett a big bear hug for her illuminating book. Metal Cats offers a heartwarming look at the merry world of cute, fuzzy kitties and their proud owners, all of whom hail from the dark underworld that be the metal scene.

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Cats at animal shelter get spoilt silly by kids who read to them

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Wednesday 21 May 2014

There are all sorts of niche reading groups out there, but we never thought we’d live to see this one. In Birdsboro, Pennsylvania, a reading group made up of grade-school students who read to cats actually exists. Hey, it’s for a good purpose: it helps them get better at reading.

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It’s official: Cats are the new goats

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By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Thursday 15 May 2014

To be more specific, lynx — a species of wild cats — are the new goats. YouTube user Kevin Forrester captured some curious footage of a pair of lynx yelling at each other like, er, goats yelling like humans. As Mara Grunbaum said of evolution in her upcoming book WTF Evolution, ‘You were doing so […]

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Fluffy Cat Hideout aka giant cat burger

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Wednesday 14 May 2014

‘Fluffy Cat Hideout’ kills two birds with one cat, or stone, rather. It serves as a warm, cozy bed for your feline friend and it can also be a playground seeing as how cats love squeezing into tight spots. Oh, and here’s the best thing about the bed-toy device: it makes the cat look like […]

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Kittyo: a device that lets you play with your cat even when you’re not home

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Tuesday 29 April 2014

Being away from home doesn’t mean your laser pointer torture sessions with your cat has to stop. Introducing the ‘Kittyo’, a device that lets you interact with your cat from afar. Using the Kittyo app for iOS and Android, you can use the coffee maker-shaped device to speak to your cat, give out treats, and […]

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CATable: a table that doubles as a cat playground

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 24 April 2014

Can’t bear parting with your cat while you slave away at work? Well then, introducing the ‘CATable’, a table that doubles as a feline playground. With this table, you can work while your cat sneaks in and out of the table’s tunnels.

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The Balletcats Present: Scholars and Research

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By Alison Shepard in New Fashion on Tuesday 22 April 2014

This is a new line from The Balletcats designed to bring back the old methods of science and research – exquisite illustrations that harken back to scientific and zoologic essays, with of course the madcap Balletcats imagination behind it all. Dissected and reanimated cats and medical curiosities, all fashioned on sweatshirts, oversized totes and gorgeous […]

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