6th Grader Did An Experiment To See How Many Surface His Cat's Butt Touches In The House
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6th Grader Did An Experiment To See How Many Surface His Cat’s Butt Touches In The House

  • By Saif
  • 5 months ago
  • 4 minutes read

Have you ever wondered how many surfaces does your cat’s butt touches?

It’s crazy how cats like to explore every nook and corner of their owner’s homes and check for themselves what those places are made of or if they are interesting. The idle roaming of a cat around the house is not a secret and in 2004, a question took the internet by storm and literally just became a meme. The question was: Does your cat’s butt touch every surface of the house? Hilarious, isn’t it?

So, we were successful in getting the answer only recently. This was all possible due to the efforts of a 6th grader from Tennessee named Kaeden Griffin. He took it upon himself to research this aspect of a cat’s life. Kaeden did his research with his two cats and documented all of his findings in a report. A little disclaimer, no cats were harmed in this project.

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Also, as he was doing this research, his mom joined in and wrote a post on Facebook that went like this: “Get ready for a good laugh! Kaeden completed his 6th-grade science fair project this past week and tackled the challenging task of answering the internet’s most burning question, drum roll, please.”

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No cats were harmed during the process of this research. Non-toxic lipstick was applied to their bum-bums, they were then given a series of commands (sit, wait, lie down, and jump up). Both cats have been trained since kittenhood with a variety of commands, they also know how to high-five, spin around, and speak. They were compensated with lots of praise and their favourite treats. The lipstick was removed with a baby wipe once the data was collected in just under 10 minutes.

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Kaeden had to do a lot of research to find out if the cat’s bumhole really touches every surface in the house

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Kaeden had to go through a lot of steps in order to prove what he was searching for. And in the end, his research bore fruit and he was successful in finding out whether a cat’s butt hole does touch the surfaces around the house or not.

These were his results and general findings: “Long and medium-haired cats made no actual contact with soft or hard surfaces at all. Short-haired cats made no contact on hard surfaces, but we did see evidence of a slight smear on the soft bedding surface. In conclusion, if you have a short-haired cat and they may be lying on a pile of laundry, an unmade bed, or another soft, uneven surface, then their butthole may touch those surfaces!”.

Kaeden used his two cats for his project. A short-haired cat named Taco and a long-haired cat named Maya. He put non-toxic lipstick on their bumholes for this.

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Short-haired Taco sitting on a soft carpeted surface. The paper he sat on was spotless

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Taco sitting on the hard tile surface. Surface again remained spotless!

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Maya refused to sit on the actual sheet of paper they placed for her. So they inspected the carpet where she sat and it was clean

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Maya sitting on the hard tile surface. Again, all clean!

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The conclusion: long-haired cats’ bumholes do not touch any surfaces, short-haired cats’ sometimes do, if the surface is soft like a bed

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What thoughts you have in mind after reading Kaeden’s research? Is this data sufficient for you to believe the answer to this question? Have you ever done a research like this on your own? Do let us know in the comments. Let’s join Kaeden’s research party!

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