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12 Cat-Related Patents That Are Really Quite Bizarre

To visit Google’s patent website is to lose yourself in a black hole of totally weird wannabe inventions—a surprising number of which are for your feline friends. From toys meant to encourage exercise to systems that deliver live birds for food, here are 12 really weird cat patents. 1. “Method of Exercising a Cat” If you watch [...]

Two Hamsters, One Wheel

(YouTube link) Just what it says on the tin. Simply watching two hamsters on an exercise wheel will may your day go a little better. -via b3ta

Permission to Sin: Why The 7 Deadlies Aren’t So Terrible After All

Scientists have found that the seven deadly sins aren’t all bad. Consider this your official permission to give in to temptation. 1. SLOTH Quit beating yourself up about your unused gym membership: It’s only 10 percent your fault! Turns out, laziness is largely genetic. In 2004, Timothy Lightfoot, currently a kinesiologist at Texas A&M University, began publishing [...]

French Hotel Lets You Live Like a Hamster, Because That’s Clearly What You’ve Always Wanted to Do

(Video Link) If you’ve long fantasized about living as a hamster, then have I got a hotel for you! The Hamster Villa in Nantes, France simulates the full hamster experience. Guests get furry hats and tails, an exercise wheel, a bed of hay and water from a fountain. Link -via The Presurfer