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16 Highly Scientific Reasons The World Desperately Needs Cats

Well, for starters, because they're actually the best.

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1. They understand the struggle...

...deeply.

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2. And know how important it is to get enough rest.

No, really!

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3. Of course that's because cats are very chill.

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Very cool, very calm.

4. They teach us to stay focused and never give up.

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5. And studies have shown that workouts are much more effective when you have a workout buddy.

https://youtu.be/AGVAR1m8gf8
https://youtu.be/AGVAR1m8gf8

Cats love this.

6. They help out with chores.

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7. And dare you to be brave.

"Tickle this belly. I dare you."
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"Tickle this belly. I dare you."

8. Cats are always looking out for you.

"Hey, human. I heard a weird noise. Everything OK?"
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"Hey, human. I heard a weird noise. Everything OK?"

9. And, sure, maybe they don't always know when to leave enough alone.

10. But they do have some manners.

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11. And they're great listeners.

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12. Phone backgrounds like this are way better than those boring factory-set backgrounds!

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13. Also, they're very fashionable.

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Courtesy of Robert Heler

See?

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Do you think a dog could pull off these looks?

14. Lonely nights watching trashy reality dating shows aren't so lonely when you have your best friend purring in your lap.

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(tbh cats > humans)

15. You always know where you stand with a cat.

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Even if it's not quite what you'd hoped.

16. Did we mention how chill they are?

And finally, cats give us...cat videos!

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Cats are twice as likely to get cancer if their owner smokes. Smoking = no cats = no cat videos. Be the generation that ends smoking. Save cat videos and prevent #CATmageddon.