Yes, Aoshima, also known as Cat Island, is a real-life island in Ehime Prefecture, Japan, and no optical illusion. As the name suggests, it's best known for its large number of feline residents. The cats here outnumber humans by a ratio of approximately 6:1, and they were first introduced on ships in the area, but remained on the island and vastly repopulated. Continue reading for another video and more pictures.
You can find LEGO sets for just about anything these days, including life-sized cats. That's right, JEKCA is offering these sets that stand 1.6-feet tall each when completed, and they can be ordered in different positions as well as various colors. Unfortunately, each one will set you back $66, and they don't come assembled. Continue reading for more pictures and information. Click here for a few bonus images.
Seth Casteel, known for his Underwater Dogs and Underwater Puppies series, is back at it again, but this time, with Pounce, which basically captures kittens mid-pounce. "A beautiful, funny gift book with more than 70 previously unpublished photographs, Pounce reveals adorable cats and kittens as they pounce and jump through the air, arms outstretched -- all in Casteel's signature up-close, mid-action style," according to the book description. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
UNIHABITAT's Mewgaroo Hoodie became an internet sensation last year, but now, the company has unveiled a new version, just for the summer. Its made from 100% double-knit cotton, keeping the fabric breathable and comfortable in hot weather, while the integrated cinch pouch can hold up to 15-pounds, perfect for your feline friend(s). Continue reading for more pictures and information.
This isn't a concept or computer-render, but rather a real product from ThinkGeek. The Twitchy Kitty Electronic Tail straps onto the back of your waistband and has a tail that curls from side to side when switched on. Though it's not thought-controlled, this gadget is still a great bit of fun for cat costumes. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a whisky barrel turned snowboard.
Imgur user "pigeonkitty" made it so their laptop would snap a photo after three incorrect password attempts, just in case someone is trying to brute force for illegal access. However, one day, their house cat just happened to be playing around the computer, and the this happened. "I just got a text alert on my phone with this image attached," according to pigeonkitty. Continue reading for another video showing what it's actually like to work with cats around on a daily basis.
There's Grumpy Cat, and then Smoothie, currently the internet's most photogenic cat, or many would like to think. She's a British Longhair living in Luxembourg with her owner, with thousands of Instagram fans. Apart from its coat length, the British Longhair is identical to the British Shorthair. The coat is lustrous and physique is stout in general. The head is broad, and round or even squarish, with bright circular eyes and short ears. Continue reading for a video and more information about the breed.
A gamer who goes by "CatastrophiCreations" online has turned an entire room into a stage from Super Mario Brothers. You'll find Bullet Bill, a coin block, and most importantly, functional warp pipes. "Our favorite video game is now actively getting played in our living room...by our cats. Complete with bullets and cannon balls to jump from," said its creator. Continue reading for more pictures.
Russia-based Nitronos Motostudio has released a new line of cat-themed motorcycle helmets, and they can be customized however the customer wants, including special designs. "We took a modern and convenient IXS-1000 as a basis of this helmet. Each helmet is equipped with a single light protective visor and integral folding sun-visor. The helmet has a removable lining of 100% polyester as well as the double ventilation," said Nitornos. Click here for more pictures of the cat helmets. Continue reading for another video
GoPro cameras aren't just for capturing action footage, as this cat has mastered the art of selfies using one. Apparently, Manny the cat learned this skill when the animal reached out to touch the camera during a shoot one day. Now, its owner just places the device in random places, in hopes that Manny will walk over and press the magic button. Continue reading for more funny selfies by Manny.