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Arstechnica on Cats and History

  1. Jun 20, 2017 #1

    jedishrfu

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    fresh_42

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    1oldman2

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    Here's another article on the subject, I wasn't aware that Cats were a fashion statement in Medieval Europe.
    "The expansion of the domestic cat may have been fostered by a diversification in their cultural usage, which in Medieval Europe included the trade of domestic cat pelts as cloth items"
    http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017...may-have-given-cats-personality-conquer-world
     
  5. Jun 20, 2017 #4

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    I've recently read about the Scottish Fold breed of cats. It has these cute floppy ears due to how its cartilage develops, but it comes at the cost of high likelihood of painful health problems. Cat breeding is definitely already going in the cute-yet-disabled direction, just as it did with dogs.
     
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