Sunday, February 15, 2009

Startling Acts of Animal Cruelty: Part One

I guess this picture needs some explaining. I found this in an old Time Life book called The Mind. The ceiling in this picture is metal. The mouse on the metal ceiling has magnets attached to its feet. The white-coated madman has flung the cat - who also has magnets attached to its feet - towards the ceiling. The cat is seen here, mid-fling. The experiment was to see if the cat would follow its natural mice hunting instinct if it were upside down and disoriented. My guess, the cat panicked, shit himself and then got real low to the ground (this case, the ceiling) and sat there meowing loudly until this jackass got him down.

Why this experiment was deemed necessary by anyone at anytime ever, I do not know, but it made for a hell of an interesting photo opportunity.