Rescued California Cat Sets the New Guinness World Record for Cat with the Longest Fur

Sophie - Longest Fur

Sophie Smith, a gorgeous rescue cat in Oceanside, California, has been declared the Guinness World Record Holder for the longest fur on a cat, beating the previous record set by the late great Colonel Meow by more than an inch. Sophie’s human Jami Smith tells how she came to live with the long-haired beauty.

“I was out walking my dog one Sunday afternoon when a truck drove up with a couple of guys in it,” Smith said. “They stopped and held a small paper bag out of the window and asked if I wanted a kitten. I was shocked and asked them ‘You have a kitten in that bag?’ They said that someone had left it on their doorstep and they were looking for someone to take care of it. I walked over, took the bag, opened it up and sure enough there was a tiny kitten inside the bag crying. I wanted to make sure it was safe and cared for, so I told them I would take it.” At first Jami considered taking Sophie to the local animal shelter but quickly changed her mind. “That lasted about 30 minutes… I fell in love with her!” The abandoned kitten was thought to be just three weeks old and required bottle feeding and some medical attention. “I thought I was going to lose her. She was a tough little baby and fought her way back.

Sophie Tail

Sophie the Cat

Of course, we’ll never forget the day when the remarkable Colonel Meow set the record just 6 months prior to his untimely death.

The Internet Arcade, A Large Collection of Coin-Operated Arcade Games Playable in a Web Browser

Internet Arcade

The Internet Arcade is a large collection of coin-operated arcade games hosted by the Internet Archive that are playable in a web browser. The collection, which specifically features coin-operated video games from the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s and is operated by Jason Scott, currently plays best when using Firefox.

The game collection ranges from early “bronze-age” videogames, with black and white screens and simple sounds, through to large-scale games containing digitized voices, images and music. Most games are playable in some form, although some are useful more for verification of behavior or programming due to the intensity and requirements of their systems.

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‘Movies Starring Movies’, A Web Series Featuring Original Short Movies Where All Actors Are DVD Cases

Movies Starring Movies is a clever web series by Portal Party that features original short movies where all actors are DVD cases. In their most recent Halloween-themed episode, they create a short horror film starring 52 literal movies.

Here is a collection of earlier episodes from Portal Party’s ongoing series:

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A Music Video for ‘Craco’ by Hauschka Featuring Animated Anthropomorphic Plant Sculptures

“Craco” is a music video directed by Tobias Stretch for Duesseldorf-based pianist Hauschka that features a strangely hypnotic trio of life-size anthropomorphic plant sculptures. Stretch has previously created a number of animated music videos for prominent bands, including Radiohead.

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Adam Savage Shows Off His ‘Ghostbusters’ Halloween Costume, Including a Proton Pack That Lights Up

Adam Savage gets ready to trap some ghosts while showing off his impressive Ghostbusters Halloween costume that he assembled and made throughout the years during an interview with Will Smith of Tested. Of course, Savage’s outfit includes an awesome proton pack that lights up.



photos via Tested

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A Look at the Inner Workings of a Vintage, Pre-Flint Catalytic Cigarette Lighter

In his latest video, Applied Science host Ben Krasnow takes a look at a vintage catalytic lighter, which uses methanol vapor and a platinum wire to produce a large flame without sparks.

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Seth Rogen Cast to Play Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak in the Upcoming Steve Jobs Biopic Written by Aaron Sorkin

Seth Rogen at 2011 TIFF

Seth Rogen has been cast to play Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic (previously) written by Aaron Sorkin. Rogen will be starring alongside Christian Bale as Jobs in the Sony film based on the book Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson.

photo via Tabrcil

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