How Many Surfaces Does Your Cat’s Butt Come in Contact With?
Obviously the headline of this article sucked you in. Either you weren't sure what you had actually read, or it was morbid curiosity that drove you this far, but somehow you're here and in an effort to not waste your time, I'll jump right into the meat of this one before you bail on me.
Most science fair projects consist of some power source turning on a light bulb or the dreaded erupting volcano, but in the mother of all science fair projects we now know just how many surfaces in your home are actually contacted by your cat's butt!
You ever watched your cat walking away from you and there's that thing just glaring at you? And maybe you thought to yourself, "does that thing touch my dinner table?" "Does he drag that thing on my pillow?" Well, maybe you didn't think of it before, but thanks to sixth grader, Kaeden Griffin in Tennessee, it's all you'll think of every time you see your kitty walking away in the future.
Kaeden's curiosity got the best of him and he's now able to intelligently argue his findings as his research showed just how much stuff our cat's hiney hits.
He placed non-toxic lipstick on his cats' anuses. I'm sure that was a pretty odd looking picture in both regards. The one of him applying the lipstick and the other picture of Tiger walking around so dejected.
At any rate, by using the lipstick, he was able to monitor all the surfaces where the lipstick showed up and his results were nothing short of reassuring.
Apparently cats with long or medium hair didn't make any contact with hard or soft surfaces and cats with short hair didn't make contact with hard surfaces, but there were smears of lipstick on soft surfaces like the bed.
So, all in all, it was good news! And aside from the fact that that same pillow where you'll lay your head tonight might have been slightly grazed by cat butt, everything else should be good to go.