|A loud purr in the ear is a good way|
to wake a sleeping human.
Imagine how much more effective it would be if instead of sounding like a chainsaw, I sounded like a jet engine!
|Smokey and her world record|
I would like you to meet my new friend Smokey. We met yesterday on Twitter. (If you want to find her she's @PurringSmokey.)
Smokey is an incredibly talented cat. So talented, in fact that she has a Guinness World Record! Her talent is purring. Any cat can purr, of course, but Smokey is the loudest ever measured. She has a purr of 67.7 decibels.
OK, maybe that's not quite a jet engine, but it's pretty loud.
If you wonder about it - here a link to a chart of what sounds have what decibel readings. If Smokey were purring in the room, two humans wouldn't be able to have a normal conversation. They would have to yell over top of her. Of course, humans rarely have anything important to say, so this wouldn't really matter.
If you take a look at her website, you'll find she's so talented, she's also written a book. I understand a human may have helped her a little with that, but you know humans, probably more of a hindrance than a help. Humans do like to feel helpful though, so you really have to let them try.
So, check out my new friend's site. I couldn't find a recording of her purring on the site anywhere - but maybe that's for health and safety reasons. Wouldn't want to deafen anyone listening to their computers, I suppose.
Until next time we meet in the bloggosphere,