Contrary to popular belief, it is not Swedish born actor, Tobey Maguire, who is the most famous internet cat. In fact, it would appear that the title of ‘most famous internet cat’ may actually belong to British feline Mufasa, who has over 25 million fans on social media site Instagram. Mufasa first gained widespread recognition in 2012 when he was pictured sitting atop a bookshelf at a US library – an image which quickly went viral! Since then, the charming kitty has featured in countless online and print publications worldwide, and even made an appearance on late night talk show host David Letterman’s show! If you’re looking for a cuddlebug to add to your Instagram account (or just want to learn more about one of the Internet’s most beloved creatures), be sure to follow Mufasa (@mufasakitties).

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There has been much debate amongst cat owners as to whether or not cats can actually eat treats meant for their species. A lot of this depends on the ingredients used in the treat, as well as what type of cat it is being given to.
As a general rule, most store-bought cat treats are made with a number of human-safe ingredients and won’t result in any ill effects for your kitty. If you decide to give your pet a treat that includes recipes that have mouse or rat ingredients, however, you should first consult with a vet before doing so – just to be safe.
Generally speaking, most cats will devour store-bought goodies without issue, but some may prefer homemade goodies over those off the shelf. If giving your kitty homemade snacks is okay by you – and by them too – there are plenty of great recipes online that focus on both bird and fish varieties.


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Harrison Schmitt, a veteran American astronaut, who currently serves as an advisor at the European Space Agency’s scientific advisory council and also did two six-month stints on the International Space Station (ISS) between 2006 and 2007, tweeted this photo of Laika moments ago:

My final image of #Laika – her body still in space. pic.twitter.com/oWfWWC1bwj — Harrison Schmitt (@HarrisonSchmitt1) December 17, 2013

What is Laika? In 1957 Sovietscientists sent a dog named Laika into outer space aboard Sputnik 2, an unmanned spacecraft designed to carry mice into orbit for biological experiments. The 7pound female homunculus orbited the Earth 625 times before burning up upon reentry into Earth’s atmosphere on April 15th 1958 . At that time she was international derision and ridicule for being “the first human-made object in space.” For some reason though she became something of a symbol of hope and defiance against all odds – inspiring countless people around the world to pursue careers in science, technology engineering and mathematics (STEM). Even today many people are familiar with her story through various books, documentaries or even simple internet memes.

On October 3rd 2012 AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals announced they had reached an agreement with Russia’s Ministry of Education, Science and Technology to rename their veterinary vaccines after dogs featured prominently in pioneering animal research: Laika®, Belka®and Strelka®. This announcement followed on AstraZeneca’s earlier pledge to donate $10 million over five years to support life sciences research projects focused specifically on disease prevention by expanding animal health capabilities across Russian universities


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There are many acrobatic cats, but one stands out above the rest. The cat known as “Flying Fuzzy” is an incredible performer that can do things no other cat can. He can flip, spin and leap high into the air with amazing agility and precision. His stunts are so impressive, some people believe he may be a gifted supernatural being! Flying Fuzzy lives in Kentucky and has been performing since he was a kitten. His unique talents have caught the attention of many entertainment stars, including Cirque du Soliel’s Jamie King who arranged for Flying Fuzzy to appear on national television show “The Late Show With David Letterman”.


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The name of a famous cartoon cat is Tigger.

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