I’m sorry to report that Vimeo has succumbed to the kitteh obsession that threatens to consume the entire Internets.
Video: Henri 2, Paw De Deux
Yes, it’s come to this.
A cat video. (But a funny one.)
The act of a deeply dysfunctional society: Saudi religious police ban pet cats and dogs.
Saudi Arabia’s religious police have announced a ban on selling cats and dogs as pets, or walking them in public in the Saudi capital, because of men using them as a means of making passes at women, an official said on Wednesday.
Othman al-Othman, head of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice in Riyadh, known as the Muttawa, told the Saudi edition of al-Hayat daily that the commission has started enforcing an old religious edict.
He said the commission was implementing a decision taken a month ago by the acting governor of the capital, Prince Sattam bin Abdul Aziz, adding that it follows an old edict issued by the supreme council of Saudi scholars.
Tonight’s weird science breakthrough: cats that glow in the dark.
Ever struggled in vain to find your cat in the dark? Now you need worry no longer — Korean scientists have developed a cat that glows in the dark. These two Turkish Angola cats were photographed under ultraviolet light. The cat on the left, which is a clone of the right-hand feline, had its genes modified with a fluorescent protein that gives off a red glow under the special light. Researchers at Gyeongsang National University in Jinju, South Korea, created the glowing kitty by altering a gene that controls skin color.
Scientists in Japan have succeeded in creating mutant mice with no fear of cats.
According to Tokyo University professor Ko Kobayakawa, “By applying this theory to other mammals, we will probably be able to make other animals that are not afraid of their natural enemies. Cindy Sheehan has already offered to be the first human guinea pig.”
(Click the picture for the horrifying video.)