Archimedes' fourth law says that cats plus the Internet equals comedy squared. It's as simple as that. You capture a kitty -- it doesn't matter if it's skinny, thicc, fluffy or sleepy -- in a humorous scenario, upload the photo to social media, and voila, you're disrupting the status quo of the online world; even the 4chan trolls are taking a break from making up green texts to enjoy an innocent laugh.

Bored Panda has already compiled lists of the best cat posts, for example, here, here, and here, but people continue using the aforementioned equation to produce unforgettable kitty content, so we have to continue giving them the attention they deserve. From ruining their human's breakfast to building a tent, these felines are going viral whether you like it or not.

#1

Soo Fluffy

Soo Fluffy

wechonki360 Report

MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
3 weeks ago

that's lovely pillow and cat imitates it well

View more comments

Interestingly, the good people at the Media School at Indiana University tried to investigate why do people love internet cats. Jessica Gall Myrick, an assistant professor of journalism, got nearly 7,000 people to complete her online survey.

"It is possible that viewing of online cat media improves mood, but this activity may also foster negative outcomes linked to using the Internet for procrastination," the researchers wrote.

#2

When You Lie On Your Resume And Still Get The Job

When You Lie On Your Resume And Still Get The Job

theguysaidyes Report

Monika Rhodes
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Cat has more discipline than those other soldiers.

View More Replies...
View more comments

"Some people may think watching online cat videos isn't a serious enough topic for academic research, but the fact is that it's one of the most popular uses of the Internet today," Myrick said. "If we want to better understand the effects the Internet may have on us as individuals and on society, then researchers can't ignore Internet cats anymore."

"We all have watched a cat video online, but there is really little empirical work done on why so many of us do this, or what effects it might have on us," Myrick added. "As a media researcher and online cat video viewer, I felt compelled to gather some data about this pop culture phenomenon."

#3

It Sees Me

It Sees Me

reddit.com Report

Dalek Bunny
Community Member
3 weeks ago

RUN!!!

View more comments

Internet data show there were more than 2 million cat videos posted on YouTube in 2014, with almost 26 billion views. Believe it or not, cat videos had more views per video than any other category of YouTube content.

Myrick's study revealed that the most popular sites for viewing cat videos were Facebook, YouTube, Buzzfeed and I Can Has Cheezburger.

Among the possible effects Myrick hoped to explore: Does viewing cat videos online have the same kind of positive impact as pet therapy? And do some viewers actually feel worse after watching cat videos because they feel guilty for putting off tasks they need to tackle?

Of the participants in the study, about 36 percent described themselves as a "cat person," while about 60 percent said they liked both cats and dogs

#4

Target Accquired

Target Accquired

stefan5641 Report

Skye Kelly
Community Member
3 weeks ago

AwWwWw

View More Replies...
View more comments

The participants in the study reported they were more energetic and felt more positive after watching cat-related online media than before.

Also, they had fewer negative emotions, such as anxiety, annoyance and sadness, after watching cat-related online media than before.

They said they often viewed Internet cats at work or during studying, and the pleasure they got from watching cat videos outweighed any guilt they felt about procrastinating.

#5

Himb Goomba. (He Is Here To Bring Joy, Please Skip This Post If You Want To Say Anything Negative About His Appearance)

Himb Goomba. (He Is Here To Bring Joy, Please Skip This Post If You Want To Say Anything Negative About His Appearance)

reddit.com Report

Emerald Joanna
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Honestly, how could you ever be negative about this beautiful, sweet wee face?

View More Replies...
View more comments

All in all, the response to watching cat videos was largely positive.

"Even if they are watching cat videos on YouTube to procrastinate or while they should be working, the emotional pay-off may actually help people take on tough tasks afterward," Myrick explained.

The results also suggest that future work could explore how online cat videos might be used as a form of low-cost pet therapy, she said.



#6

Could You Please Say "Hi" To Peany? 😺

Could You Please Say "Hi" To Peany? 😺

lupiloopdiloop Report

Sam NE
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Hi

View More Replies...
View more comments
#7

Sarah (Dog) Stole A Bite Of Stella's Food And Stella Came Running To Me In The Kitchen To Literally Bitch About It 🤣 🤣

Sarah (Dog) Stole A Bite Of Stella's Food And Stella Came Running To Me In The Kitchen To Literally Bitch About It 🤣 🤣

reddit.com Report

ThreeOfAKind
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Her face in the top right is brilliant

View More Replies...
View more comments
#8

A Bunch Of Fools

A Bunch Of Fools

reddit.com Report

Doris Won-Lee
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Am I the only one to want to put a magnet on the paper lizard and go to the other side of the wall to move it to make the cats chase it???

View More Replies...
View more comments
#9

About A Month Ago I Introduced My New Dog To My Cat. Here's How Their Relationship Is Progressing

About A Month Ago I Introduced My New Dog To My Cat. Here's How Their Relationship Is Progressing

reddit.com Report

Dorothy Parker
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Obviously a.very sweet puppy and a formerly lonely kitty.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#10

My Mom Adopted A Cat That Brings Her Slippers To Her Every Morning. I Didn’t Believe Her Until She Got It On Camera Finally

My Mom Adopted A Cat That Brings Her Slippers To Her Every Morning. I Didn’t Believe Her Until She Got It On Camera Finally

reddit.com Report

WhatsUpKittyCat? (I wuv dogs too)
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Who needs a slipper-bringing dog when you can have a slipper-bringing cat?

View More Replies...
View more comments
#11

At The Vet's Office

At The Vet's Office

imgur.com Report

WhatsUpKittyCat? (I wuv dogs too)
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Save meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

View More Replies...
View more comments
#12

She Realized She's Pregnant

She Realized She's Pregnant

coarmena Report

Animal Lover
Community Member
3 weeks ago

"I HaVE SoMthINg In My StOmACH?!?!?!?"

View More Replies...
View more comments
#13

Cat Returns Home After, What Can Only Be Assumed To Be, A Fight With Spider-Man

Cat Returns Home After, What Can Only Be Assumed To Be, A Fight With Spider-Man

reddit.com Report

Dorothy Parker
Community Member
3 weeks ago

It was a lovely wedding.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#14

Charm Them With The Old Razzle Dazzle

Charm Them With The Old Razzle Dazzle

reddit.com Report

Laugh or not
Community Member
3 weeks ago

O'Malley, is that you?!?

View More Replies...
View more comments
#15

Like Cat, Like Human

Like Cat, Like Human

reddit.com Report

Jon S.
Community Member
3 weeks ago

I find this one funnier than I should!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#16

Even Smol Cats Get A Step

Even Smol Cats Get A Step

reddit.com Report

Tami Bridges
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Well my cuteness quota has now reached maximum capacity

View More Replies...
View more comments
#17

Those Eyes

Those Eyes

reddit.com Report

Fish Boden
Community Member
3 weeks ago

I'm going to have to have a little break. All the cuteness is wearing me out.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#18

Tasty Watermeowlon

Tasty Watermeowlon

Report

MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
3 weeks ago

cat looks about to start her own yoytube channel :D

View More Replies...
View more comments
#19

Heard My Husband Screaming While In The Shower..walked In On This

Heard My Husband Screaming While In The Shower..walked In On This

reddit.com Report

Francis
Community Member
3 weeks ago

My cat once bit my bf through the shower curtain... Cats will be cats

View More Replies...
View more comments
#20

He Loves Getting Raked By The Back Scratcher. He Is My Zen Garden

He Loves Getting Raked By The Back Scratcher. He Is My Zen Garden

reddit.com Report

Mike Crow
Community Member
3 weeks ago

A flame point, so cute! I have an elderly one who rules our house with an iron paw. Our English Mastiff is afraid of her.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#21

My Cat Just Came Back From One Of Her Evening Strolls With Someone Else's Keys In Her Mouth

My Cat Just Came Back From One Of Her Evening Strolls With Someone Else's Keys In Her Mouth

reddit.com Report

Scagsy
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Cat burglar

View More Replies...
View more comments
#22

My Husband Bought Our Cat His Own Couch, And He Just Sits There And Judges Everyone Now

My Husband Bought Our Cat His Own Couch, And He Just Sits There And Judges Everyone Now

ScoopTV Report

Scagsy
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Cattitude

View More Replies...
View more comments
#23

Cat Tent

Cat Tent

reddit.com Report

Cat
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Cheap date. Excellent!

View more comments
#24

I Don't Knwo What This Cat Is Going Through But I Can Relate

I Don't Knwo What This Cat Is Going Through But I Can Relate

Report

Elizabeth Orozco
Community Member
3 weeks ago

WHY, WHY DID THE HOOMAN GET A DOG... WHYYYYYYYYY

View More Replies...
View more comments
#25

Oliver,the Cat With Thumbs.

Oliver,the Cat With Thumbs.

michstuff2 Report

Kathy Baylis
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Ollie is a kitten with mittens!

View more comments
#26

He's Having An Identity Crisis..

He's Having An Identity Crisis..

reddit.com Report

Munhu Afro
Community Member
3 weeks ago

I'm identifying as an avian now. Bow down before catbird king, or queen before I smack you twice, or thrice. Just do it!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#27

This Man Saved Our Dog. You Can See Our Cat Jumping Out The Window

This Man Saved Our Dog. You Can See Our Cat Jumping Out The Window

reddit.com Report

Dorothy Parker
Community Member
3 weeks ago

So sorry for the damage to your home. So glad your animals are safe.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#28

He's Going To Be There Awhile...

He's Going To Be There Awhile...

reddit.com Report

Dorothy Parker
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Cat sitter. He comes over and the cats sit on him. That works.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#29

When A Cat Runs To The Fridge Every Time It Opens, A Sign Is Necessary

When A Cat Runs To The Fridge Every Time It Opens, A Sign Is Necessary

SurpriseThere1 Report

Scagsy
Community Member
3 weeks ago

What? Oh ha! Rofl

View more comments
#30

Don't Listen To Her Lies

Don't Listen To Her Lies

reddit.com Report

nanashi
Community Member
3 weeks ago

even after reading the sign, I would fall for that bullshit anyway.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#31

One Of Our Kittens Only Sleeps In My Daughters Doll Bathtub...

One Of Our Kittens Only Sleeps In My Daughters Doll Bathtub...

reddit.com Report

Master Markus
Community Member
3 weeks ago

That's a fucking deluxe doll tub.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#32

You're Not Fooling Anyone, Bill

You're Not Fooling Anyone, Bill

noboycows Report

Kathy Baylis
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Scratch out the word “Feeder” and replace it with “Eater”.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#33

Just As The Prophecy Foretold

Just As The Prophecy Foretold

reddit.com Report

Scagsy
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Alphabetty Spaghetti for tea?

View more comments
#34

Take Care Of Yourself, My Friends

Take Care Of Yourself, My Friends

Report

Scagsy
Community Member
3 weeks ago

That's what embracing being at one with oneself looks like

View More Replies...
View more comments
See Also on Bored Panda
#35

Had To Look Twice

Had To Look Twice

reddit.com Report

WhatsUpKittyCat? (I wuv dogs too)
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Looks like it belongs in Doctor Who

View More Replies...
View more comments
#36

Spotted At My Local Agway

Spotted At My Local Agway

reddit.com Report

Kathy Baylis
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Heed my words and be afraid. Be very afraid.

View more comments
#37

We Have Two Sane Cats. Pushed Our Luck Getting A Third

We Have Two Sane Cats. Pushed Our Luck Getting A Third

GBeard89 Report

Skye Kelly
Community Member
3 weeks ago

LoL

View more comments
#38

Day 2 Of Quarantine: The Cats Are Plotting To Kill Me...

Day 2 Of Quarantine: The Cats Are Plotting To Kill Me...

reddit.com Report

Kate S
Community Member
3 weeks ago

They're having a meeting about the dog

View More Replies...
View more comments
#39

Meowgic

Meowgic

poorlycatdraw Report

Downunderdude
Community Member
3 weeks ago

So cruel! Decapitating a cat just to get on BP!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#40

I'm Up So You're Up

I'm Up So You're Up

reddit.com Report

Francis
Community Member
3 weeks ago

This is an awsome picture!

View more comments
#41

“Black Cat” Is The Name Of The Wine

“Black Cat” Is The Name Of The Wine

reddit.com Report

Doris Won-Lee
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Can I take a glass of wine to go please?

View More Replies...
View more comments
#42

Cat-Funny-Posts

Cat-Funny-Posts

animqls Report

Elizabeth Orozco
Community Member
3 weeks ago

So FLOOFY!!!

View more comments
#43

Don't Worry About The Cake, I Got An Idea.... Wait

Don't Worry About The Cake, I Got An Idea.... Wait

JackoComputerJumper Report

Francis
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Maybe without the sign she wouldn't have found it?

View More Replies...
View more comments
#44

The Toilet Is Occupied

The Toilet Is Occupied

Todty30 Report

Skye Kelly
Community Member
3 weeks ago

"Ahhhhh, what a nice bed my human has made for me!" other cat "but... but i want to go to the toilet!"

View More Replies...
View more comments
See Also on Bored Panda
#45

Taken From My Parents’ Kitchen Window. They Don’t Have Any Cats...

Taken From My Parents’ Kitchen Window. They Don’t Have Any Cats...

reddit.com Report

Skye Kelly
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Cat is tree: "Help! I'm falling!" Cat on ground: "what?oh, whatever."

View More Replies...
View more comments
#46

This Is Manchester. He Was Not Sticking His Head In The Flour Jar. He Does Not Have A Flour Problem. That Is All

This Is Manchester. He Was Not Sticking His Head In The Flour Jar. He Does Not Have A Flour Problem. That Is All

reddit.com Report

Dalek Bunny
Community Member
3 weeks ago

How could you even accuse him of that serious crime, he is obviously innocent

View More Replies...
View more comments
#47

'Am I Doing It Right?'

'Am I Doing It Right?'

reddit.com Report

Daria B
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Neko no Ongaeshi ♡

View More Replies...
View more comments
#48

Thanks For Ruining My Breakfast

Thanks For Ruining My Breakfast

Alexandru84 Report

Francis
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Cat: "sooo.. can i eat it then?"

View more comments
#49

Gizmo's Not The Brightest Tool In The Shed

Gizmo's Not The Brightest Tool In The Shed

reddit.com Report

Scagsy
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Such temptation - I don't know if I could avoid teaching this little fella a valuable lesson in life

View More Replies...
View more comments
#50

Nothing To See Here

Nothing To See Here

Report

MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
3 weeks ago

maybe she's trying to catch herself in that circle

View more comments

Note: this post originally had 126 images. It’s been shortened to the top 50 images based on user votes.