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Cats and olives

posted by Aaron Cohen   Mar 24, 2012

This is James, and he goes bonkers for olives. I had grand plans to pollute Kottke.org with a Friday night cat fact post about how ‘olives have similar properties to catnip, and here’s the science behind those properties’. Due to a dearth of accomplished cat scientists, however, I wasn’t able to find any scientific basis for why some cats respond so strongly to olives. I mean, I looked at Google AND Bing, and this was the closest I got to what I was looking for. It begs the question*, given the overwhelming popularity of cats on the Internet, why are there not more experienced cat scientists producing well-trafficked cat science blogs? Hopefully this will change soon. In the meantime, at least you got a peek at James.

*One of my goals for this week was to misuse the phrase ‘begs the question’. Nailed it.