Sunday, January 22, 2006

Cats really are evil

I always knew cats were evil. Never liked them. I was always curious as to which species was the pet and which was the master. Cats always seemed to be manipulating people. Now it turns out that they actually are manipulating people using a parasite in their feces. Normally this parasite, Toxoplasma, targets rats by making the them fearless, a bad thing when faced by a predator.

In humans this parasite has other effects, and it even has different effects on women than men

Infected women, on average, tend to be more outgoing and warmhearted than controls, while infected men tend to be more jealous and suspicious.

So further proof that cats are the biggest risk to our status as dominant species on the planet. They have learned that if you can make the woman happy, the mans opinion gets overridden. Evil, truely Evil. :-)

[Via Boing Boing]

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