Sunday, May 31, 2009
The weirdest story of the past week concerns a cat in China growing "wings". The MSNBC article on it is here. The word photoshopped always comes to my mind when I see a pic like this, but for the moment, if MSNBC is buying into it, I'll warily do the same. . The bizarre parts of the story are that the appendages didn't grow until the cat was a year old, and that this phenomenon is not unprecedented. And while some will find a message from God here (feel free to leave a comment as to what that celestial message might be); I, being a chemist, am a bit more suspicious of this being linked to the quality (or lack thereof) of the water and air in the cat's neighborhood.