in , ,

30+ Of The Best Cat Posts That Are Impawsible Not To Scroll Through

Cats plus the Internet, according to Archimedes’ fourth law, equals humor squared. That’s all there is to it. You photograph a kitty in a funny situation — it doesn’t matter if it’s scrawny, thicc, fluffy, or drowsy — post the photo to social media, and voila, you’ve upset the online world’s status quo; even the 4chan trolls are taking a break from making up green texts to enjoy an innocent laugh.

People continue to use the aforementioned equation to produce unforgettable kitty content, so we must continue to give them the attention they deserve. Gidypet has already compiled lists of the best cat posts but people continue to use the aforementioned equation to produce unforgettable kitty content, so we must continue to give them the attention they deserve. Whether you like it or not, these felines are going viral for everything from ruining their human’s breakfast to erecting a tent.

(h/t: boredpanda)

[adace-ad id=”5696″]

#2 When you lie on your resume and still get the job

Interestingly, the fine people at Indiana University's Media School tried to figure out why people love internet cats. Nearly 7,000 people responded to Jessica Gall Myrick's online poll, which she conducted as an assistant professor of journalism.

"It is possible that viewing of online cat media improves mood, but this activity may also foster negative outcomes linked to using the Internet for procrastination," the researchers wrote.

#3 “Ha! I am a genius … No one can see me… Muhuahuahua….”

#4 Target accquired

"Some people may think watching online cat videos isn't a serious enough topic for academic research, but the fact is that it's one of the most popular uses of the Internet today," Myrick said. "If we want to better understand the effects the Internet may have on us as individuals and on society, then researchers can't ignore Internet cats anymore."

#6 Could you please say “Hi” to Peany?

"We all have watched a cat video online, but there is really little empirical work done on why so many of us do this, or what effects it might have on us," Myrick added. "As a media researcher and online cat video viewer, I felt compelled to gather some data about this pop culture phenomenon."

#7 Stella came running to me in the kitchen after Sarah (dog) stole a bite of Stella’s food

#9 Aww.. What a cute little duo

According to internet statistics, more than 2 million cat videos were uploaded to YouTube in 2014, with about 26 billion views. Cat videos, believe it or not, earned more views per video than any other type of YouTube material.

Facebook, YouTube, Buzzfeed, and I Can Has Cheezburger were the most popular sites for watching cat videos, according to Myrick's research.

#10 Who needs a slipper-bringing dog when you can have a slipper-bringing cat?

#12 “What? Naw! Impawsible!”

Does watching cat videos on the internet have the same positive effect as pet therapy? That was one of the questions Myrick wanted to investigate. And do some viewers feel worse after watching cat videos because they feel bad for putting off tasks they should be doing?

Of the participants in the study, about 36 percent described themselves as a "cat person," while about 60 percent said they liked both cats and dogs

#15 Like cat, like human

Participants in the study stated that watching cat-related online media made them feel more active and optimistic than before.

Additionally, after watching cat-related internet media, individuals experienced fewer negative feelings such as anxiety, frustration, and melancholy than before.

#17 Those eyes

They stated they watched Internet cats frequently at work or while studying, and that the pleasure they experienced from doing so outweighed any guilt they felt about delaying.

#19 It is the cat’s version of the scene in the film “Psycho”

Overall, the reaction to watching cat videos was overwhelmingly positive.

"Even if they are watching cat videos on YouTube to procrastinate or while they should be working, the emotional pay-off may actually help people take on tough tasks afterward," Myrick explained.

According to the findings, future research could look into how online cat videos could be used as a low-cost form of pet therapy.


Japanese Artist Turns Cats Into Anime Girls, And The Results Are Totally Adorable

Possum Tries To Steal Cat’s Food, And Cat’s Reaction Is Priceless (7 Pics)