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Old 03-16-2013, 01:07 PM   #141
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A cat watches passers-by from a pub window in central London, on February 27, 2013. "Ray Brown" is the resident cat at the seventeenth century public house, "The Seven Stars" in the legal district of London. (Reuters/Toby Melville)
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A great picture of Contessina, one of Pope emeritus Benedicts's many cats that moved with him from the Vatican to his retirement apartment.
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Interesting, that cat science.

But how do they actually generate the 40 to 140 Hz vibratioans that we describe as purring.
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AFAIK, cats (and only cats) have a membrane in the throat region that they can vibrate to produce the sound. In a housecat, it sounds like purring. In a cat the size of a lion, it can be loud enough to be heard as a roar.

The actual mechanism is not well understood at all.
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AFAIK, cats (and only cats) have a membrane in the throat region that they can vibrate to produce the sound. In a housecat, it sounds like purring. In a cat the size of a lion, it can be loud enough to be heard as a roar.

The actual mechanism is not well understood at all.
Intersting.

I found a website that theorizes a bit on phenomena. They place the freauency range in he 25 t 50 hz range, which to me is more plausible then the high of 140 hz.

what if the cat purr had therapeutic virtues?
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And for your entertainment a view of the "The Moscow Cat Theatre"...

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Intersting.

I found a website that theorizes a bit on phenomena. They place the freauency range in he 25 t 50 hz range, which to me is more plausible then the high of 140 hz.

what if the cat purr had therapeutic virtues?
Having a purring cat in close proximity is certainly therapeutic for me.
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I must have been a cat in an earlier incarnation.
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Does anyone remember Fat Freddy's cat from The Fabulous Freak Brothers comix (by R. Crumb?) Remember the poop in the headphones?

What I would give for a copy of that today.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fat_Freddy%27s_Cat
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Absolute Worst Pictures of Men and Cats

Some of these are truly awful, but the laughing guy with the kittens? He'd be a keeper.
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