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Cats Go Viral

Online, there are more videos and photos of cats than any other house pet. Many of them depict fuzzy felines in slapstick scenarios or mastering improbable challenges. But what accounts for the online cat juggernaut?

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Cat owners like to claim it’s because their felines are adorable and elegant. Others say it’s because cat owners have no other outlet—unlike dog owners, for example, who can take their pets out for a walk. Cats also tend to be night owls—just like the programmers and computer gurus who post their cat-content while the rest of us are sleeping.