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11 Times Cats Made History

Cats were making history long before they ruled the internet. Here are 10 noteworthy felines who left their pawprints on the world. 

Via: Mental Floss


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Famous Men Throughout History and Their Beloved Cats

Illustrator Sam Kalda, created Men and Cats: An Illustrated History. Profiling famous cat-loving men throughout history, from writers to fashion designers, the ongoing series includes the likes of Haruki Murakami, Karl Lagerfeld and Ernest Hemingway.

The Brooklyn-based illustrator casts some light on another part of the personalities of these men, showing them to be just as loving as they are thoughtful. Find out more on Kalda's website. Via: It's Nice That


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“The History of Cats in 101 Objects” Is The New Perfect Book For Any Cat Lover

Cats have held human fascination for thousands of years, from the Ancient Egypt feline warrior goddess Bastet to modern YouTube videos of kittens riding on a Roomba. The History of Cats in 101 Objects is a fun, fact-filled visual history of the human relationship with cats. The book covers topics such as: the adoration of cats throughout history, the evolution of the domestic cat and rise of the indoor cat, Contemporary cat obsessions and products perfect for every feline fanatic.
This charming book also delves into how cats have slinked their way into some of our most lasting works of literature, films, television and other pop culture, and it explores the mesmerizing behaviors we adore, from swatting balls of yarn to taking cat naps in strange places.
The perfect book for anyone who has a fluffy-yet-infuriating feline companion of their own. If interested, you can buy it HERE for 14.99$.

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15 Historical Photos Of Cats During War

 While cats might not immediately stand out as brave military animals, the fluffy little felines served an important role in the lives of soldiers, serving as mousers and ratters to protect vital food stores and prevent the spread of disease. But perhaps more importantly, cats often served as a morale boost for soldiers. Many cats were adopted as "mascots" whether it was in the trenches of WWI, aboard battleships, planes or tanks. Via: Flashback & Meowingtons

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Know Your Feline’s History With This New DNA Test For Cats

Have you ever wished you could find out about your cat's ancestry and ultimately their health and habits? Well, now you can! Find out what your cat's DNA can tell you about their ancestry and ultimately their health and habits.


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8 Craziest Myths About Cats Throughout History

Since time immemorial, civilizations across the world have been devising myths about these curious creatures, ranging from superstitions about their supposed luckiness to stories of them playing fiddles, hanging out in cradles, or sailing the sea with owls in pea-green boats. Here are some of the more curious beliefs different cultures have held about felines throughout history.

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How Different Dog Breeds Have Changed Over The Last 100 Years

Although we can only guess how our pets looked in the very beginning, we can easily compare them with dogs that lived a century ago. Interesting.

12 dogs breeds that changed over the last 100 years
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