Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Breaking Obvious News: Cats Control Humans

According to a study published in Current Biology* and posted on Yahoo, a study found that cats control humans and "exercise this control with a certain type of urgent-sounding, high-pitched meow," which is actually a purr mixed with a high-pitched cry. The researcher in the story "suggests that the purr-cry may subtly take advantage of humans' sensitivity to cries they associate with nurturing offspring."

There’s much more in the Yahoo article, but I don’t think you can accurately say that Ziggy controls us, right?







Yeah, we're just living in Ziggy's world.


* This will be the first and only time I reference Current Biology unless they feature an article about Troy Polamalu.

3 comments:

lacochran said...

He lays around all day, gets you to feed him and clean up after him. Who's got the better life?

jason said...

funny, i read the same piece on livescience.com on monday.

Sean said...

lacochran - Ziggy does lead a charmed life, and we love him for it. Well, except for 5:00 this morning when he woke us up batting around something against the bathroom floor.

Jason - Will you let me know if livescience ever features an article about Troy Polamalu?