Day: March 4, 2014

Remember That Time the Government Thought Cats Could Predict the Weather?

In 1883, H.H.C. Dunwoody was commissioned by the U. S. Signal Service to write a guidebook aimed at enabling its members to forecast the weather more than 24 hours in advance. The resulting tome, Weather Proverbs, is a great read for science nerds on the state of meteorology in the late 19th century, as well …

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Cathouse Confessional: My Cat, Señor Julio, Went Missing for 5 Weeks — and It Was Brutal

It was every pet owner’s worst nightmare when my big bruiser of a black cat did not come home after his nocturnal carousing. I had let him out around 10 p.m. on May 21, 2013. It was raining and I was surprised he insisted on going out, as he doesn’t especially love the rain. But …

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