In the US, kitty litter is a $2 billion industry. Consuming five billion pounds (2.3 Mt) of mined clay annually. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lit…
Some people β€œsham breed” their female kitties, which is basically assisted masturbation everything2.com/title/How…
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…
In March 1984, the USS Kitty Hawk collided with a Soviet Victor-class submarine. A red submarine was painted on her island near the bridge but was ordered removed upon return to home port North Island San Diego, CA. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS…
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…
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-…
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 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…
Hello Kitty's real name it Kitty White, is British, has a twin sister called Mimi. Her name was taken from Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass; during a scene early in the book, Alice plays with a cat she calls Kitty en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hel…
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…
The Wright Bros. famous first flight at Kitty Hawk actually took place on an island off North Carolina en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kil…
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…
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…
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/…
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…
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…
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…
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…
"Kitty Litter" is like Kleenex: it's a brand name that turned into the generic name of the product. disposableamerica.org/cat…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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 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…
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…
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…
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…
"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 CIA kept a photograph of a kitty cat classified for 50 years. β€Ί'α΄₯'β€Ή muckrock.com/news/archive…
Toni Basil hit 'Mickey' was originally a Chinn Chapman song called 'Kitty' performed by UK pop group Racey youtube.com/watch?v=h3Jxi…
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…
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-…
Hello kitty stands 5 apples tall and has a weight of 3 apples. hellokitty.wikia.com/wiki…
Misbehaving officers in Thailand are made to wear Hello Kitty armbands as a badge of shame. news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world…
The Big Bang Theory sitcom got sued for using Soft Kitty lyrics variety.com/2015/tv/news/…
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 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 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 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…
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…
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…
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…
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 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…

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