A California couple’s pet cat stole more than 600 items from neighbors, including gloves, towels, bubble wrap, a San Francisco Giants baseball cap, and even a bikini. The kleptomaniac kitty’s record was 11 items in 24 hours. sfgate.com/bayarea/articl…
Today I learned that cats don’t perceive music the way we do. Kitties have different acoustic, vocal, and heartbeat ranges than us. And there's music made specifically for them such as Cozmo’s Air composed by a team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin. catological.com/cats-like…
Today I learned about glow-in-the-dark kitties. Scientists insert the GFP(green fluorescent protein from jellyfish) gene along with another gene that blocks feline AIDS, into the cat's unfertilized eggs. When the eggs are fertilized, glowing cats are produced, which means that they also have the anti-AIDS gene. smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
Boston Police officers cared for a stray cat named "SWAT Cat" for 3 years; when the calico cat went missing, Officer Pietroski, (15-yr veteran of BPD), worked after hours to build a "kitty condo" including a large deck & sliding glass doors. The cat returned and moved into the new home. insideedition.com/headlin…
The Wright Bros. famous first flight at Kitty Hawk actually took place on an island off North Carolina en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kil…
All-natural kitty litter is made from clays that are naturally high in thorium, uranium, and potassium-40. The quantities we (and our kitty friends) are exposed to are negligible, but in large shipments it's enough to set off radiation detectors. orau.org/ptp/collection/c…
Thai cops that break the rules are punished by having to wear pink Hello Kitty armbands while not being allowed to disclose what they've done to "earn" it, leaving their offense to the imagination news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-…
A cat called Minou, mascot of the β€˜16-34 ULM Club’ in French Guiana, took an unexpected ride on the wing of an open-air plane. The pilot guided the craft back to the ground as the kitty hung on. Video in article. The cat was safe. abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/…
Pokemon is overall the biggest worldwide franchise of all time, dwarfing Mario, Star Wars, Marvel, Call of Duty, Warcraft, Disney and Hello Kitty (the #2 franchise) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Cats bond with you via scent! Kitties smell really nice and comforting in order to suggest love and the need for care, just like a newborn does. The better the cat smells, the more likely you are to have a strong bond with it. catcheckup.com/why-cats-s…
The story of Kitty Genovese's murder being ignored by 38 people is a myth and the police were called twice. One woman even went down and held her after she was stabbed. The myth came due to the NYT's writer wanting a more dramatic story. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mur…
Today I learned about American stunt woman Kitty O'Neil. She set the world record for the fastest quarter mile in a hydrogen peroxide powered car. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kit…
The Hello Kitty Murder (1999) was a case in which a nightclub hostess from Hong Kong got kidnapped and tortured by 3 men after stealing their wallet. She was then decapitated and her head was crammed into a Hello Kitty doll. Only skull, one tooth, and organs were later recovered en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hel…
Hello Kitty has four official tartans registered with The Scottish Register of Tartans. One, β€œHello Kitty Navy”, with β€œnavy representing trust, white for honesty, red for vigour and the signature Hello Kitty pink, this tartan represents the true value of Hello Kitty’s character.” tartanregister.gov.uk/qRe…
Bananas (and kitty litter) are radioactive enough that they frequently trips the sensors at U.S. ports of entry meant to detect nuclear material being smuggled in shipping containers. nti.org/analysis/articles…
"Kitty Litter" is like Kleenex: it's a brand name that turned into the generic name of the product. disposableamerica.org/cat…
A house cat bit its owner in the middle of the night to alert the family for the house fire. The family got out in time with no injuries and the fire department confirmed the cat was partially responsible for the rescue, "Hero kitty" cbsnews.com/news/this-her…
Today I learned about Fred the Undercover Kitty . He was a cat who gained attention for his undercover work with the New York Police Department and the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office in the arrest of a suspect posing as a veterinary care provider. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
In 1903, the New York Times declared that "flying machines" were essentially a waste of timeβ€”only a week before the Wright brothers successfully flew their airplane at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. nytimes.com/1903/10/09/ar…
Neil Armstrong took souvenirs to the Moon. Specifically, he carried cloth and pieces of propeller from the original Wright Flyer, which Wilbur and Orville flew at Kitty Hawk. Armstrong specifically requested to take the items, and they were counted as his personal belongings. time.com/5418950/first-ma…
The infamous Kitty Genovese case that's often cited as an example of the bystander effect has been wildly exaggerated. The residents that heard her actually did call the police and a seventy year old woman went out to help her. Kitty Genovese died on her way to the hospital. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mur…
Hello Kitty is not a cat, but a British girl named Kitty White. She also has a pet cat called Charmmy Kitty. nydailynews.com/life-styl…
Due to a typo the wrong type of kitty litter was used during a nuclear materials containment. This caused an explosion and more than $2B in cleanup. businessinsider.com/kitty…
Today I learned about The Bystander Effect, an apparent social phenomenon where individuals are less likely to intervene in an emergency situation if others are present, increasing on the number who are there. It was popularised after the 1964 Kitty Genovese case. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bys…
The CIA kept a photograph of a kitty cat classified for 50 years. β€Ί'α΄₯'β€Ή muckrock.com/news/archive…
The first commercially available cat litters in the United States was Kitty Litter, available in 1947 and marketed by Ed Lowe. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lit…
The name Kitty Crocodile was used to ridicule 18th century bigamist Elizabeth Pierrepont, Duchess of Kingston-upon-Hull and Countess of Bristol en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eli…
Toni Basil hit 'Mickey' was originally a Chinn Chapman song called 'Kitty' performed by UK pop group Racey youtube.com/watch?v=h3Jxi…
According to its producing company Sanrio, Hello Kitty is not a cat but is in fact a British girl named Kitty White who is perpetually a third grader. She is never pictured on all fours and even has a pet cat of her own named Charmmy Kitty. latimes.com/entertainment…
Today I learned of Fred the Undercover Kitty, a cat who was enlisted by the NYPD to help catch a criminal posing as a veterinarian in 2006. Fred was awarded a Law Enforcement Appreciation Award and a Mayor's Alliance Award for his service. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
The cargo hold of the Lockheed C-5 Galaxy is one foot longer than the entire length of the first powered flight by the Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loc…
Tara Strong, voice actress on Powerpuff Girls, Rugrats, Teen Titans, Hello Kitty, Ultimate Spider Man, Princess Mononoke, and many more, was given a visa into the US as an "Alien of Extraordinary Ability." youtube.com/watch?v=N6djy…
The mutant heroine, Kitty Pryde was named by comic book artist John Byrne in honor of a former classmate to whom he'd promised to name his first original comic character after. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kit…
Hello kitty stands 5 apples tall and has a weight of 3 apples. hellokitty.wikia.com/wiki…
The 1964 murder of Kitty Genovese was pivotal in transforming the nation's emergency response system, and led to the creation of 911 wnyc.org/story/kitty-geno…
The world's largest aircraft is so big that if the Wright brothers had begun their initial Kitty Hawk flight at the tip of one its wings, they could have completed the journey and done it twice more before they reached the other end. wired.com/story/stratolau…
The Big Bang Theory sitcom got sued for using Soft Kitty lyrics variety.com/2015/tv/news/…
"Hello Kitty" has no mouth. The mouthless phenomenon is β€œso that people who look at her can project their own feelings onto her face, because she has an expressionless face. Kitty looks happy when people are happy. She looks sad when they are sad." thefrisky.com/2014-09-03/…
The regional disagreement for what to call it when a building is diagonally across the street from anotherβ€” Some say catty-cornered, others say kitty-cornered β€” derives from 'cater-cornered', where 'cater' is French for a die showing a 4, with a pip at each corner. βšƒ theamericanscholar.org/on…
One of the first no-kill animal shelters in America was founded by Amanda Blake, AKA Miss Kitty on Gunsmoke. aawl.org/content/about-aa…
Kitty Genovese, whose murder led to research into the Bystander Effect, was a lesbian living with her partner at the same apartment building where she was murdered. afterellen.com/people/212…
The actress who played Miss Kitty on TV's Gunsmoke sometimes brought her pet lion Kemo to the set. She also ran an experimental program to breed cheetahs, and co-founded what is now Arizona's oldest no-kill animal shelter en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ama…
The of murder of Kitty Genovese, murdered in 1964 around an 'apparent' 37 witnesses who stood by an didn't act. One criticism was the lack of a recognisable emergency number, and 911 was born. wnyc.org/story/kitty-geno…
The copyright battle between the owners of Hello Kitty and Miffy ended after the Japanese Tsunami, when they agreed to immediately settle the case and donate their anticipated legal fees to the Tsunami Relief Effort. sg.news.yahoo.com/japans-…
Misbehaving officers in Thailand are made to wear Hello Kitty armbands as a badge of shame. news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world…
In 2013, Thai police officers that were late, parked in the wrong place or committed other minor transgressions were forced to wear a Hello Kitty armband for a few days to help build discipline. huffingtonpost.ca/2013/07…
In Thailand, police officers who misbehave or break the law are forced to wear Hello Kitty armbands. huffingtonpost.ca/2013/07…
The unique curly-haired kitties known as the Selkirk Rex can all trace their beginnings back to one single Montana shelter cat. didyouknowfacts.com/as-if…
Bangkok police officers used to use striped armbands as a badge of shame for minor infractions, but the striped armbands began to be viewed as collectibles by offending officers. As a result, since 2007, the police have been using Hello Kitty armbands to avoid the perverse incentive. nytimes.com/2007/08/08/wo…
In Thailand, police officers who are caught breaking minor laws are forced to wear Hello Kitty armbands for a few days. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/69328…
Katy Perry's cat's name is Kitty Purry katyperry.wikia.com/wiki/…
After becoming President, Lyndon B Johnson invited his ex girlfriend, Kitty Clyde Ross, and her husband, to the White House and took them on a trip aboard Air Force One. robertcaro.com/articles-p…
Old cats meow more because they have kitty Alzheimer's animal.discovery.com/heal…
Thai Police Officers who are guilty of committing minor transgressions such as coming late or parking at the wrong spot have to wear a bright pink HELLO KITTY armband for several days as punishment. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-…
On this date in 1903 in Kitty Hawk, NC the Wright Brothers had the first powered, heavier-than-air machine to achieve controlled, sustained flight with a pilot aboard. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wri…
70% of the worlds bentonite, which is used as the clumping agent in kitty litter among other things, is mined in Wyoming. wyomingmining.org/mineral…
Cops in Thailand are forced to wear a pink Hello-Kitty armband if they break the law or rules of duty. bakascorner.wordpress.com…
A 2007 study found that the murder of Kitty Genovese was NOT witnessed by dozens of people who refused to help her ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1…
The makers of Hello Kitty, Sanrio, was in a big legal battle with a European toy company before the 2011 Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami. Immediately after the disaster, both companies agreed to settle out of court and use the legal fees to help the victims. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San…
As punishment for misbehavior, Thai policemen are forced to wear a Hello Kitty armband. nytimes.com/2007/08/07/wo…
During the Cold War, the CIA launched Operation Kitty in which cats were surgically implanted with bugging devices to eavesdrop on Soviet conversations...after all who would suspect a cat of wearing a wire! The 1st mission failed after the cat was run over & the $15million operation was dropped history.co.uk/study-topic…
Hello Kitty is Not a Cat people.com/article/hello-…
A 2014 accident at a nuclear disposal site was caused by using the wrong type of kitty litter cen.acs.org/articles/95/i…
Kitty Litter Isn't A Good Option For Traction On Snow/Ice americanoptioninsurance.c…
Hello Kitty does not have a mouth because they want people to "project their feelings onto the character" and "be happy or sad together with Hello Kitty." Another explanation is that she "speaks from the heart. She's Sanrio's ambassador to the world and isn't bound to any particular language" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hel…
The SS ran a high class brothel in German called The Kitty Salon en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sal…
The Bangkok police used Hello Kitty armbands to shame officers for minor offenses nytimes.com/2007/08/08/wo…
There are "Cat Islands," where hundreds of kitties share the streets with humans. theatlantic.com/photo/201…
Chris Ballew former lead singer of POTUSA who brought us hit songs Kitty & Peaches is now known as Casper Baby Pants a children's musical artist youtube.com/watch?v=rQ1EU…
In Japan, many dildos are created to resemble animals or cartoon characters, such as Hello Kitty, so that they may be sold as toys, thus avoiding obscenity laws. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dil…
The song "Mickey" was originally recorded 2 years early as "Kitty" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mic…
Hello Kitty is not supposed to be considered a cat. Also she's British. latimes.com/entertainment…
Thai Police have to wear a Hello Kitty armband if they commit a minor transgression en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hel…
There's Hello Kitty Beer in Japan. It comes in six fruity flavors, and has been described as "like drinking fruit juice". today.com/food/hello-kitt…
Today I learned of Fred, the kitty who worked as an undercover agent for the DA office in New York to expose an unliscened vetrinarian en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
Bob Denver (aka Gilligan from Gilligan's Island) was nearly attacked by a lion during the filming of the episode "Feed the Kitty". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gil…
The CIA had an operation called "Acoustic Kitty" in which they inserted an antenna, a battery, and a microphone into a cat to make it a mobile listening device, and it was scrapped when the cat got run over. $15,000,000 dollars and five years of research, were gone. vimeo.com/m/21804385
The 1964 story of Kitty Genovese, who was stabbed repeatedly in New York over a half an hour while 38 people looked on unaiding, probably did not happen. It is likely "more parable than fact", due to the poor newspaper reporting. psycnet.apa.org/?&fa=…
Today I learned of Acoustic Kitty, a 1960's CIA operation to implant a listening device in a cat to spy on the Soviets. In the first test, the cat was released in Washington D.C. and promptly run over by a taxi. news.discovery.com/animal…
Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties is the most popular animated film of all time in China. (even beating out The Lion King) animationguildblog.blogsp…
The 1981 hit song 'Mickey' by Toni Basil was an altered cover of the 1979 song 'Kitty' by Racey en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rac…
Today I learned of the murder of Kitty Genovese. She was murdered in the middle of the night outside her apartment in New York City. Approximately 12 witnesses were aware of the attack, but none responded. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mur…
During the Vietnam War, a racial riot occured over a single grilled-cheese sandwich aboard the U.S.S. Kitty Hawk en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS…
The Kitty Genovese story from "The Boondock Saints" actually happened, and sparked the research into the Bystander Effect. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mur…
Antonio Garay (6'4" 320 lbs), DT of the SD Chargers drives a Hello Kitty Smart Car larrybrownsports.com/foot…
Hello Kitty is British. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hel…
EVA Air Operates a Hello Kitty Flight with Hello Kitty-themed livery, snacks, menus, pillows, slippers, barf bags, napkins, coasters, bulkhead art and toiletries, including toilet paper. Flights depart Taipei's airport from a Hello Kitty themed Check-in area and Gate. onemileatatime.boardingar…
CIA operation Acoustic Kitty - an $20mil project to use stray cats implanted with a microphone antenna, as spies in Russia, was declared a total loss in 1967 when the test "spy" was hit and killed by a taxi almost immediately after it's release. news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/h…
Katy Perry has a cat named Kitty Purry katyperry.wikia.com/wiki/…
The story of 38 witnesses who observed the murder of Kitty Genovese and did nothing to help is a myth nypost.com/2014/02/16/boo…
It took 28 attempts to photograph "Dali Atomicus." Poor kitties!
Where the hipster kitty meme originated from. craigwheatart.tumblr.com/…
- Kitty Genovese was stabbed to death in NYC while over a dozen people watched. Nobody helped her. soundportraits.org/on-air…
A kitty corner shot is a tactic that includes using a stuffed cat to disguise your weapon everydaynodaysoff.com/201…
The story of Kitty Genovese's murder was heavily exaggerated. In fact, the assertion that 38 people watched her die and did nothing was found to be not supported by evidence. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mur…
Singer Katy Perry has a pet cat named "Kitty Purry" musictoob.com/katy-perrys…
In the 1960's the CIA spent $20 million on an operation called "Acoustic Kitty". They used cats with microphones to spy on Kremlin and Soviet embassies. The first cat sent to spy was killed by a taxi. The operation was cancelled in 1967. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aco…
Kitty Burke is the only female to ever attempt an at bat in Major League Baseball. She grounded out to first. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kit…
DRM has made its way into Kitty litter devices. ifixit.org/blog/6900/drm-…
Today I learned of Acoustic Kitty, a $20m 1960s CIA project involving the use of cats to spy on the Kremlin and Soviet embassies. The project was abandoned due to the difficulty of training the cats to behave as required. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aco…

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