Skip to comments.How Your Cat Is Making You Crazy
Posted on 02/10/2012 3:28:07 PM PST by Mike Darancette
Jaroslav Flegr is no kook. And yet, for years, he suspected his mind had been taken over by parasites that had invaded his brain. So the prolific biologist took his science-fiction hunch into the lab. What hes now discovering will startle you. Could tiny organisms carried by house cats be creeping into our brains, causing everything from car wrecks to schizophrenia? A biologists science- fiction hunch is gaining credence and shaping the emerging science of mind- controlling parasites.
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Sounds like a scene from a script in a Star Trek movie, I belive it was The Wrath of Kahn.
It was tough enough for me to quit my hobby of burying libs under my house... I sure wouldn’t want cats to drive me crazy.
No wonder my dog doesn’t like cats.
I don’t know....never owned a cat. I’m a dog person. :)
Well well. The Viking Kitties have microscopic myrmidons too. All part of the feline insidious plan to bend you to their every whim. As if it’s not enough to lay on your hip then turn on their gravity magnification rays (10 lb. cat = 50 lb. magnified) every time you go to sleep.
Cool article. Very interesting as well.
Nice to see a Czech prof getting some recognition; Charles University is a great university, and I’m not just saying that because I taught English there for a couple of years.
So basically, for all you cat-lovers, your pet is, in reality, The Thing.
I have always suspected cat people were a little touched.
Now we know why, almost every time a Rat shows up on FR, it runs right into the Viking Kitties' jaws. (A few of them are only played around with by the Kitties.) It could not help the average prowling cat because it's not schmoozing with those rodents.
Probably their cats too.
THAT is what I wanted to do last night when my husband’s “kitty” shredded my arm!!! (He goes nuclear at night...and I was alone, and he was acting SOOOO sweet)
***I dont know....never owned a cat. Im a dog person. :)***
You don’t own a cat. The cat owns you.
As they say, dogs have owners.
Cats have staff.
Cats have been driving me crazy for years,wouldn’t have it any other way.
Very interesting article. Those darn viruses can make you crazy !!!
I lived in Slovakia for about five years, but moved to the Philippines in Jan. 09.
Czech Republic and Slovakia are great countries to live in.
I have now collected about 10 cats, some of which like to hang out indoors.
Nope, not here. Ok, the cat can stay.
I’ve been here in the Czech Republic for going on 11 years now......well, I was in Germany for 18 months. I like it here. The Philippines seems like a good place to live as well; I’ve looked into it.
As for me, no cats. Goldfish.
Hopefully, they won’t take over my brain.
The writer William Faulkner liked to claim the Chinese believed that “cats used to rule the world, until they realized how foolish it all was and turned it over to humans, which is why they look at us the way they do.”
Interesting article. Loved the comments:
The author makes it quite clear in the first few paragraphs that this is not settled science and is still highly controversial and warrants further study.
Rather than being anti-pet, my reading of the article can be summarized as thus: Poop contains a lot of pathogens - many of which we have little-to-no understanding of. Be careful when handling poop.
Arkitux in reply to Bart_Savagewood
Well, there goes that hobby.
You have absolutely NO idea of the mind control and human domination capabilities of large canines. I’m the adoptive dog father of an 85 lb. Pitador and a 95 lb. Great Dane. In spite of my inherent firmness in dealing with dogs, they dominate me and my household. Pray for me.
More like the reason the leftists act like the rats they are.
My dogs have never pondered which is the cause and which as the result; they merely consider cats to be tasty snacks.
People are just finding out about this but cats have always known it to be true.
That is why they wait for you to go to sleep then wipe their butts on your tables, kitchen counters and all over your kitchen sinks.
Sometimes even on your face if they can get away with it.
They truly are vile creatures.
They also produce a treat that is very attractive to dogs, so even they fall under the spell.
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