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Cats Growing Up

Everything grows old, but sometimes, animals, such as cats, don't realize that they're no longer the tiny kitten they once were. These photographers / owners decided to capture those moments. To kick things off, we've decided to bring you a few random cat facts: Cats are the most popular pet in the United States: There are 88 million pet cats and 74 million dogs; There are cats who have survived falls from over 32 stories (320 meters) onto concrete; A group of cats is called a clowder; Cats have over 20 muscles that control their ears. Continue reading for more.

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Cat Human Sitting

Cats don't really have nine lives, but the main reason they received the reputation for reincarnation is their ability to jump and land. They are spotted climbing high trees, run in front of cars and jump from high places. Surely someone with only one, short life wouldn't leap about frantically, like a pogo stick with a death wish? Cats most certainly do. So an old housewives tale, based on the fact that Mr. Nibbles would jump from the top of the wardrobe and land on his feet, has persisted for hundreds of years. Continue reading for more cats who might have been humans in past lives.

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Grumpy Angry Cat

According to Grumpy Cat's agent, since the animal first became an internet meme 2-years-ago, she has brought in over $100 million in revenue from books, merchandise, appearances, and even a film. Her owner, Tabatha Bundesen, "I was able to quit my job as a waitress within days of her first appearance on social media, and the phone simply hasn't stopped ringing since. Continue reading to see a few cats who just might be related to this grumpy feline.

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Geeky Cat Owners

In the real world, Spoiled Child Syndrome is characterized by "excessive, self-centered, and immature behavior", including lack of consideration for other people, recurrent temper tantrums, an inability to handle the delay of gratification, demands for having one's own way, obstructiveness, and manipulation to get their way. Some geeky cat owners have to deal with this as well, and give in to their demands. Continue reading for more.

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Cat Playland

Photo credit: Houzz via Laughing Squid

Peter Cohen, a home builder and the co-owner of Trillium Enterprises, transformed his home into a feline playland, complete with overhead catwalks, spiral pathways and custom odor-free closets to house 22 litter boxes for his 15 rescued cats. Cohen said during an interview with Houzz: "When we bought this house in 1988, it came with two outdoor feral cats. And then one of them was killed when he was hit by a car and then the second one was hit by a car...So we made her an indoor cat and then to get her company, because the other one had been killed, we went to the shelter and adopted a couple of cats and that just started down the road. The catwalks, the first catwalk I built was in 1995...for the walks, just the walks I've spent $40,000 or $50,000, and they can be done a lot cheaper, but the catwalks are for the cats but they're also for me. They're architecturally interesting to me - the colors and we always try to do something interesting with the shapes." Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to see the five most popular viral videos of today.

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Ninja Cats

The functions of the ninja included espionage, sabotage, infiltration, and assassination, and open combat in certain situations. Their covert methods of waging war contrasted the ninja with the samurai, who observed strict rules about honor and combat. The stealthy cats that you're about to see might just have been ninjas in past lives, especially the one above. Continue reading for more.

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Meow Parlour New York Cat Cafe

Meow Parlour is officially New York City's first permanent cat cafe. Guests can rent time to access to space inside Meow Parlour, where they have adoptable free roaming cats from KittyKind. Available time blocks range from 30-minutes to 5-hours, and free Wi-Fi is even included so you can work while a cat naps next to you. You can either bring your own food / beverages or you purchase some at Meow Parlour Patisserie, located around the corner from Meow Parlour and enjoy a sweet treat in the company of a furry friend. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Landspeeder Cat Bed

Photo credit: Roxy's Dream

Landspeeders are basically fictional anti-gravity craft used through the Star Wars movies and Star Wars Expanded Universe. They are depicted both in civilian and military capacities that use a "repulsorlift", which allows them to travel above a world's surface; a key differentiating point between landspeeders and airspeeders is the altitude the repulsorlift allows the craft to reach. Roxy's Dream spent 40-hours building one for a very lucky cat. Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational poster gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the ISS crossing in front of the moon.

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Lord of the Rings Cat

Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit fans rejoice! Tim Baker collaborated with the Superfan Builds team to create unique, one-of-a-kind items for fans of famous movies, video games, and comics. To celebrate the release of the final Hobbit movie, the team decided to build a Lord of the Rings-themed litter box and fan and his two cats, Frodo and Sam, with Hobbit house cat litter box and the Eye of Sauron cat scratching post. Continue reading for a video of the build and more pictures.

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Kittens Using Computers

On the internet, nobody knows you're a cat, which makes it even stranger when one of these geeky and adorable kittens comes across a photo of themselves while browsing. Who knows, we may only be a few years off from actual tablets designed specifically for animals, but in the meantime, app developers will continue pushing the limit. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the weirdest instrument you'll see today.

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