PVRR (Pet Virtual Reality Research Technical Brief & Synopsis) have developed the world's first CatVR system, and it's not what it seems, as this device utilizes EEG and EKG technology to monitor feline emotions to certain stimuli. This accounts for the fact that cats see less color, but see have better visibility in the dark compared to their human counterparts. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Japan-based photographer Hisakata Hiroyuki has been capturing action photos of cats in martial arts poses and posting them on Instagram. To date, he's amassed thousands of fans, and now, he even turned some of the images into lenticular creations that show motion. "Each of the pictures freezes leaping cats in time and makes them look like they're practicing fighting techniques and sparring with other cats," according to Peta Pixel. Continue reading for more, including a video of the lenticular creations.
Qoobo is basically a headless robotic pet pillow that consists of a wagging tail, and it could be the strangest gadget to come from Japan as of yet. Simply start petting the fake cat pillow, and it will start wagging its tail in response. An internal accelerometer detects the petting motion, enabling it to wag and curl its tail all on its own. Continue reading for another hands-on video, more information, and the Kickstarter page.
Rich East was tired of slogging away at a job he wasn't passionate about, so he decided to sell off all of his belongings and travel with Willow, his rescue cat, around Australia in a campervan. "In February 2017 we finally made it to South Australia, marking Willow's official completion of visiting all 6 states and 2 territories of Australia! This is what is known in Aussie adventure cat slang as a Purrfect Eight. We've achieved so much together and seen some amazing places. I can't imagine being on this trip without her by my side. We've sailed the Great Barrier Reef, camped up mountains and travelled thousands of kilometers of gravel roads from Bourketown in Queensland, all the way up to Northern Territory," said Rich. Continue reading to see and read about their journey, which started back in May 2015.
IKEA's Lurvig pet furniture collection has nothing on these custom-built Indiana Jones cat bridges by Catastropic Creations. They can be customized to your liking to include several platforms, resting areas, and even a yarn boulder inspired by the famous scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark. The only thing left to add is a small speaker that plays the The Raiders March on command. Continue reading for more interesting pictures from around the web.
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.