There are plenty of cute cats all over the word and today’s technological world gave them a whole another level of attention. Now, they have Youtube channels and even their own social media pages. However, Tombili of Istanbul recently got immortalized with its statue.
Tombili became popular, when somebody took picture of him, chilling in an unbelievably relaxed pose on the streets of Istanbul. The image was shared on the social media, and the cat soon became an internet sensation. Unfortunately, he passed away in August, but local authorities decided to immortalize his zen attitude towards life, by a bronze statue on his favorite spot.
One of the first films ever recorded on Thomas Edison’s Kinetograph was a shot of two cats wearing boxing gloves and fighting each other in a boxing ring. It is titled “Prof. Welton’s Boxing Cats.” Very likely it was the first cat video ever recorded.
In 2014 a cat saved its five-year-old owner (Ethan) from bullies, the bullies were teasing Ethan and when one of them shoved him on the ground the cat jumped on the boy’s chest and scared him off.Ever since the incident the cat sleeps outside Ethan’s bedroom to keep a watch.
A cat named Pudding saved his new owner’s life just hours after his adoption. The Wisconsin resident originally had no intention of actually adopting one of the animals but had a strong attraction to Pudding who later that evening saved her from a diabetic seizure.
Study shows that cats understand the principle of cause and effect as well as some elements of physics. Combining these abilities with their keen sense of hearing, they can predict where possible prey hides.
A cat named Simon served on a Royal Navy ship in 1949, and received a medal for raising morale, killing off a rat infestation and surviving cannon shells during his service. Hundreds attended his funeral when he died from infected wounds.
Princeton researchers successfully turned a live cat into a functioning telephone in 1929.
Orlando, a ginger cat, competed and won against stock-picking professionals at the stock market. The cat picked at random, while the professionals used traditional stock-picking methods. At the end of the year, the cat had £542.60 profit, compared to the professionals’ £176.60 profit.
The Guinness World Records stopped awarding the fattest cats or any other animal to discourage deliberate overfeeding.
In Russia, a stray cat named Masha kept a three month old baby warm in below-freezing temperatures and refused to leave its side when it was taken to the hospital, the baby lived.