New Doc About Victorian-Era Taxidermy Puts The "Aww" In "Macabre"

Walter Potter: The Man Who Married Kittens is a short doc written and directed by Ronni Thomas, who's the filmmaker-in-residence at Brooklyn's Morbid Anatomy Museum. It explores the macabre yet oddly adorable work of Victorian England taxidermist Walter Potter. DO WANT. » 3/08/15 10:30am 3/08/15 10:30am

I Love This Kittens Learning to Walk Compilation

Let's all settle back and watching nearly three minutes of adorable kittens learning to walk for the first time. » 8/18/14 1:09am 8/18/14 1:09am

Watch X-Men: Days Of Future Cats Right This Minute

Well, it should be titled X-Men: Days Of Future Cats. Also, I think the lack of an appearance by Cat-lossus or Kitten Pryde is a travesty. Still: adorable. » 5/25/14 4:00pm 5/25/14 4:00pm

Wall-E Remade With Kittens Will Literally Kill You With Cuteness

Okay, maybe not literally. And sure, maybe remarking an already adorable movie with hyper-adorable kittens is something of a gimme in terms of viral videos. Still, you can't deny it's a remake of Wall-E starring kittens. You must watch. » 3/21/14 7:00pm 3/21/14 7:00pm

Can animals see optical illusions? Kitty says YES.

Youtuber rasmusab has posted a video that's as adorable as it is thought provoking. In it, a small orange kitten with white feet appears transfixed by an 8.5 x 11 printout of the famous "rotating snakes" illusion (just one variation on the "peripheral drift illusion" — see an example for yourself below). The kitten… » 3/07/13 6:40am 3/07/13 6:40am

Small cats take a giant leap in "Kittens in Space" music video

Hoping to cheer up Boing Boing editor Xeni Jardin (who is unfortunately going through chemo), musician Jonathan Mann offered to write her a song for his "Song-a-Day" project on a topic of her choosing. Naturally, she opted for a tune about kittens and space, inspiring Mann to create this silly video about the first… » 3/03/12 4:30pm 3/03/12 4:30pm

An introductory guide to studies in kitty physics

The falling cat problem, which seeks to explain the physics behind a cat's ability to seemingly always land on its feet, was first tackled by Stanford physicists TR Kane and MP Scher back in 1969. According to Marc Abrahams, editor of the Annals of Improbable Research and the mastermind behind the Ig Nobel prizes: » 10/19/11 6:45am 10/19/11 6:45am

How Ma Bell Shelved the Future for 60 Years

What would the world be like if fiber optic and mobile phones had been available in the 1930's? Would the decade be known as the start of the Information Revolution rather than the Great Depression? » 11/25/10 11:08am 11/25/10 11:08am