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Gonzo 17th June 2017 10:20 PM

The Origin of The Feline (cont.)
 
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Originally Posted by spruce (Post 403303)
Cats are a joke. :nod:
What again is their country of origin?

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Originally Posted by gib (Post 403313)
they're from Syria but then scientists also tell you that the ones with long hair are from Persia and it's actually hot there so i don't have much faith

But hair, like clothing, can actually keep you cool by shielding the body from solar rays.

Gonzo 17th June 2017 10:23 PM

Pseudaelurus, the first cat.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...d8329680a1.jpg

Zeluvia 17th June 2017 10:25 PM

Siamese coloring is actually caused by temperature differentiation.

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The color variation of the Siamese is a form of albinism.
It’s the result of a mutation in the TYR gene which produces an enzyme called tyrosinase. This enzyme is directly involved in the production of melanin and it's heat sensitive in its mutated form. While this enzyme does not react to normal body temperatures, it does develop darker in colder temperatures.
The coloring can almost be viewed as a heat map of the cat's body.

spruce 17th June 2017 11:32 PM

I thought cats were creatures of the night, like witches, vampires, stock boys, and bakers?

Gonzo 18th June 2017 01:38 AM

It's only 7:38PM & look at this very scientific evidence of an awake cathttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...74d707fef9.jpg

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gib 18th June 2017 01:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Gonzo (Post 403369)
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Originally Posted by spruce (Post 403303)
Cats are a joke. :nod:
What again is their country of origin?

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Originally Posted by gib (Post 403313)
they're from Syria but then scientists also tell you that the ones with long hair are from Persia and it's actually hot there so i don't have much faith

But hair, like clothing, can actually keep you cool by shielding the body from solar rays.

Mate, really?

gib 18th June 2017 01:49 AM

yesterday the 5.5 year old actually and literally tried to push the cat* out of the upstairs window, confident it would land ok

*identical looking to gonzo's but with short hair

spruce 18th June 2017 02:14 AM

They can't fly in daylight hours. I'm pretty sure.

Jerome 18th June 2017 02:22 AM

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Originally Posted by gib (Post 403398)
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Originally Posted by Gonzo (Post 403369)

But hair, like clothing, can actually keep you cool by shielding the body from solar rays.

Mate, really?

Almost, some coats can trap air near the body which keeps them cool, likewise, it can keep them warm, as in the polar bear.

Jerome 18th June 2017 02:24 AM

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Originally Posted by gib (Post 403399)
yesterday the 5.5 year old actually and literally tried to push the cat* out of the upstairs window, confident it would land ok

9 lives, cats always land on their feet .. I can see how a 5 year old came to that conclusion.

borealis 18th June 2017 02:30 AM

Unfortunately they often break their jaws when they hit the ground from two stories - not enough time to orient their bodies for optimal floatiness or something.

Gonzo 18th June 2017 02:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Gonzo (Post 403397)
It's only 7:38PM & look at this very scientific evidence of an awake cathttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...74d707fef9.jpg

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Updatehttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...e3a0d449a0.jpg

Gonzo 18th June 2017 02:36 AM

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Originally Posted by gib (Post 403398)
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Originally Posted by Gonzo (Post 403369)
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Originally Posted by spruce (Post 403303)
Cats are a joke. :nod:
What again is their country of origin?

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Originally Posted by gib (Post 403313)
they're from Syria but then scientists also tell you that the ones with long hair are from Persia and it's actually hot there so i don't have much faith

But hair, like clothing, can actually keep you cool by shielding the body from solar rays.

Mate, really?

Is this not true. I always believed this and then this taxi driver from the Middle East reaffirmed this by telling me that people tell him that all the time and how crazy it is. :v

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borealis 18th June 2017 02:48 AM

Insulating is the thing, not shielding, I think. :unsure:

Okay I looked:

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A Cat's Fur is its Air Conditioning System.
It is the layer of air next to a cat's body that helps keep it warm in winter and cool in summer. Preventing body-warmed air from escaping through the fur keeps a cat warm, and allowing fresh air to ventilate through the fur keeps a cat cool.
http://www.petstreetmall.com/article...-cats-fur.aspx

spruce 18th June 2017 02:54 AM

wolves don't sweat. :nope:

MSG 18th June 2017 03:05 AM

:nod: true - they pant. e.g. when camping in the Appalachians

Gonzo 18th June 2017 03:07 AM

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Originally Posted by borealis (Post 403414)
Insulating is the thing, not shielding, I think. :unsure:

Okay I looked:

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A Cat's Fur is its Air Conditioning System.
It is the layer of air next to a cat's body that helps keep it warm in winter and cool in summer. Preventing body-warmed air from escaping through the fur keeps a cat warm, and allowing fresh air to ventilate through the fur keeps a cat cool.
http://www.petstreetmall.com/article...-cats-fur.aspx

I am verifiably the smrt one

borealis 18th June 2017 03:13 AM

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Originally Posted by spruce (Post 403415)
wolves don't sweat. :nope:

Woofs drool, cats rule. :stuckup:

Gonzo 18th June 2017 06:04 AM

yeah but birds, unlike felines and canines, do not lick their own buttholes. :awesome:

Gonzo 18th June 2017 06:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Gonzo (Post 403412)
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Originally Posted by Gonzo (Post 403397)
It's only 7:38PM & look at this very scientific evidence of an awake cathttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...74d707fef9.jpg

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Updatehttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...e3a0d449a0.jpg

Update

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MSG 18th June 2017 06:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Gonzo (Post 403459)
yeah but birds, unlike felines and canines, do not lick their own buttholes. :awesome:

not their own, but
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Males try to ensure their paternity by pecking at the cloaca of the female to stimulate ejection of rival males' sperm.



Zeluvia 18th June 2017 07:03 AM

guys, do you even?

Animals grow undercoats in winter. Smaller shorter hairs under their summer coat. They also grow longer thicker outer coats. Then in spring, they do something called SHEDDING, and the extra hair falls out. The Length of the Hairs has nothing to do with the density of the coat...

Animals in Texas, particularly dairy cows, can have problems because sometimes they don't shed their winter coat fast enough to catch up to the heat.

Cats are crepuscular. I asked Homer. He is most active before dawn and after sunset, like any smart Texan. He naps in the middle of the night for a few hours and takes his main sleep during the day. Just like me !!

:awesome:

Carlsson 18th June 2017 07:25 AM

did i just watch a bird getting a rimjob

MSG 18th June 2017 07:38 AM

There's a lengthy sequence of those birds in David Attenborough's Life Of Birds. The female nicks into the hedge for a sneaky with an alternative male suitor. Her main squeeze gets cranky and pecks at her cloaca until she expels the blob of sperm from the sneaky. Then he takes his turn...

Gonzo 18th June 2017 08:21 AM

So we all learned of MSG's kink today. :unsure:


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