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'Two-faced' chimera cat Venus is an overnight internet sensation [w/video]
Metro [UK] ^ | 31st August, 2012 | Mark Molloy

Posted on 09/01/2012 11:48:58 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows

Thousands have flocked to the unusual moggy's Facebook page which has received over 40,000 likes, while a video of the cute cat has racked up almost one million views on YouTube in just a matter of days.

The cats symmetrically divided black and ginger facial fur has been likened to a much cuter version of fictional comic book character, Batman's infamous adversary Two-Face.

Venus may look like she comes from another planet but her striking appearance and opposing coloured eyes have a far more ordinary explanation - genetic mutation.

'We've heard everything from Photoshop to we've dyed half of her face,' her owner Christina, from North Carolina, told the Today Show. 'This is just the way she was born, that's it.'

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It seems stardom now awaits Venus; having already appeared on America's the Today Show, the unusual-looking kitty has been tipped to star in Lady Gaga's next video.

(Excerpt) Read more at metro.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: kittyping

1 posted on 09/01/2012 11:49:03 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; devane617; ...
the unusual-looking kitty has been tipped to star in Lady Gaga's next video.

Doing the lead vocals?


2 posted on 09/01/2012 11:59:46 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I am almost tempted to say that this is a hoax. It looks like somebody painted half of the cat’s face black. It’s almost too perfect a line and no place else on the cat except the face appears to be fully black. I don’t know how you could get one blue eye and one green eye other than genetics though. I doubt a cat could/would sit still for a contact lens to change the eye color.

However, I’m disappointed that if the cat is half-black and half-something else then they should have named her “Barack”.


3 posted on 09/02/2012 12:43:09 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: OrangeHoof
However, I’m disappointed that if the cat is half-black and half-something else then they should have named her “Barack”.

*snicker*

She's the real McCoy - a chimera. She has two distinct genetic codes.

4 posted on 09/02/2012 12:47:43 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Gorgeous!


5 posted on 09/02/2012 2:48:59 AM PDT by siamesecats (God closes one door, and opens another, to protect us.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Watch her every step of the way with Lady GaGa.


6 posted on 09/02/2012 3:23:18 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: freekitty

Best bring a chaperone.


7 posted on 09/02/2012 4:03:31 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Rap Cat?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjfbS_Kj-J0


8 posted on 09/02/2012 4:56:46 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: OrangeHoof
Oh she's for real.

Notice where she is settled! Real cats own beds.

9 posted on 09/02/2012 4:58:10 AM PDT by Young Werther (Julius Caesar said "Quae cum ita sunt. Since these things are so.".)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Reminds me of that old Star Trek episode.


10 posted on 09/02/2012 5:11:31 AM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Slings and Arrows

She’s a harlequin. We had one once, not as dramatically marked but a clear line down the middle of her face and different colors and markings on each side.


11 posted on 09/02/2012 5:23:59 AM PDT by Mercat (Necessity is the argument of tyrants. John Milton)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Let the Star Trek/Phantom of the Opera comments commence.


12 posted on 09/02/2012 5:25:51 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (You ain't holding anybody's feet to the fire ya lousy limp noodle.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Neat kitty. Her head looks way too big for her body though. It almost looks like a Photoshop because of that. (Not saying it is, her proportions just strike me as odd. I guess it’s an optical illusion caused by the markings.)

}:-)4


13 posted on 09/02/2012 5:29:28 AM PDT by Moose4 (...and walk away.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
The force is very strong with this one.

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14 posted on 09/02/2012 5:45:28 AM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: Slings and Arrows

She looks very sweet. Her body looks a bit like my late Tiger without the white blotches, but not the face, of course.


15 posted on 09/02/2012 5:59:17 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Slings and Arrows

Exactly. Does this Lady Ga Ga sing. All i know about her is she changes ridiculous outfits.


16 posted on 09/02/2012 5:59:41 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Reminds me of every other two-faced liberal. One face is innocent looking, and the other face, pure evil.


17 posted on 09/02/2012 7:05:25 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (Vote for Paul Ryan 2012...... oh, and that other guy running on his ticket that's not Obama.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Chimera's are amazing. Unlike all others of their species they have two distinct sets of genes in different parts of their bodies.

There was a TV special on a chimera woman who had her own children taken away from her because she failed a maternity test...because they tested the wrong part of her body and failed to match her as the mom! A bunch of scientists told her “You did not give birth to these children!” Only when they retested other parts of her body were her children returned to her.

18 posted on 09/02/2012 7:57:10 AM PDT by Seizethecarp
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To: siamesecats

That she is.


19 posted on 09/02/2012 8:12:49 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Beowulf9

It’s Frank Gorshen’s cat!


20 posted on 09/02/2012 8:15:35 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Sirius Lee

They have, you betcha.


21 posted on 09/02/2012 8:16:43 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: TheOldLady

She seem very sweet in her videos. Her hoomins are well-trained.


22 posted on 09/02/2012 8:19:26 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: freekitty

She’s actually quite talented, but I find her whole “Lady GaGa” schtick to be tiresome at best.


23 posted on 09/02/2012 8:23:01 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Seizethecarp

They are amazing, at that.


24 posted on 09/02/2012 8:24:37 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: OrangeHoof

FYI:

Barack is not hslf-black. He is 50% sub-Saharan Arab, 47% white and 3% black. Not even enough to qualify for his Affirmative Action grants.


25 posted on 09/02/2012 9:11:42 AM PDT by Monkey Face (Pray like everything is up to God and work like everything is up to you!)
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To: Monkey Face

Oops! Corrrection: 50% white and 47% sub-Saharan Arab. Someone I know needs coffee this morning! LOL!


26 posted on 09/02/2012 9:13:38 AM PDT by Monkey Face (Pray like everything is up to God and work like everything is up to you!)
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To: Moose4
...I guess it’s an optical illusion caused by the markings.)

Or the camera angle or lens.

27 posted on 09/02/2012 9:15:26 AM PDT by Monkey Face (Pray like everything is up to God and work like everything is up to you!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

That is one laid-back kitteh! Totally in charge of all she surveys. What a sweetheart.


28 posted on 09/02/2012 9:30:45 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Slings and Arrows

Is she a chimera, or a mutation? The article says both, and they are very different. She looks more like a chimera, in which case she’d be the most incredible chimera I’ve seen.

A chimera is a singularly functioning organism comprised of genetic material from what started out as twins. Usually the only clue is some subtle small body part, like mismatching eyes, or an extra foot; if neither twin is so dominant, odds are you’ll get siamese twins, instead.

If that cat has a perfect half head from each twin, that’s amazing.


29 posted on 09/02/2012 9:30:52 AM PDT by dangus
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To: Slings and Arrows

Beautiful calico cat!


30 posted on 09/02/2012 10:29:11 AM PDT by Nowhere Man (June 28th, 2012, the Day America Jumped The Shark.)
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To: dangus

*shrug*


31 posted on 09/02/2012 11:32:38 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
"It’s Frank Gorshen’s cat!" LOL!
32 posted on 09/02/2012 12:54:40 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Beowulf9

Reference caught. ;^)


33 posted on 09/02/2012 1:23:30 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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