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Two Words: Cat Cafés!
They’re all the rage in Japan. Seriously.

Many people were there, their focus directed exclusively to one cat or  another. They held them on their laps, sat beside them, stroked, patted,  and murmured sweet nothings in their ears. All the while, the cats  purred the deep purrs of creatures entirely satisfied with their lots in  life. After a cup of coffee and brief interactions with three separate  cats, my time was up, and I could now say I’d had the full cat café  experience.

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Two Words: Cat Cafés!

They’re all the rage in Japan. Seriously.

Many people were there, their focus directed exclusively to one cat or another. They held them on their laps, sat beside them, stroked, patted, and murmured sweet nothings in their ears. All the while, the cats purred the deep purrs of creatures entirely satisfied with their lots in life. After a cup of coffee and brief interactions with three separate cats, my time was up, and I could now say I’d had the full cat café experience.

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Stop the madness! Have you heard about this wheelchair for dogs? Get ready to bawl your eyes out.

As any dog owner can attest, injuries to canine legs are some of the  most common and painful afflictions to befall our four-legged friends.  Although dogs usually manage to adapt to their new situation, some dog  owners often decide to put an injured dog to sleep rather than subject  him to a life of perceived misery. That wasn’t acceptable to Israeli  industrial design student Nir Shalom, who has designed a concept called  Amigo, a lightweight, durable walking aid for dogs who have lost the use  of their hind legs.

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Stop the madness! Have you heard about this wheelchair for dogs? Get ready to bawl your eyes out.

As any dog owner can attest, injuries to canine legs are some of the most common and painful afflictions to befall our four-legged friends. Although dogs usually manage to adapt to their new situation, some dog owners often decide to put an injured dog to sleep rather than subject him to a life of perceived misery. That wasn’t acceptable to Israeli industrial design student Nir Shalom, who has designed a concept called Amigo, a lightweight, durable walking aid for dogs who have lost the use of their hind legs.

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Stop the madness! Sorry, The Daily What., but these right here are THE Brain-Controlled Cat Ears Of The Day. Hello Kitty!

From Co.Design

The lifelike movement is undeniably powerful as a “communication tool.” It uses sensors embedded in a headband to pick up the electrical activity in your noggin and power a pair of servo-controlled cat ears.

BOOM. That just happened.

What happens when an online cow visits a real farm? This cutesy video for MyFarm shows a day in the “life” of a virtual cow.

Now that you can play FarmVille with a real farm, can users just decide to tear up food crops and start planting marijuana everywhere??

Everything you need to know about FarmVille IRL here.