Sphynx is a species of hairless cat bred for it's hairless coat. They originated from Russia, and then Canada--Ironically two places where it'd be nice to have a coat. They're perhaps most associated with "Mr Bigglesworth" form the Austin Powers movie (ho wasn't actually a Sphynx, but supposed to be a hairless Persian, but was 'played' by a Sphynx named "Ted NudeGent". There was also a Sphynx on Friends named Mrs Whiskerson owned by Rachel, which she described as looking "like a hand". Not everyone thinks the Sphynx is cute, but personally I think they can be pretty charming.