People in Japan are puzzled as Japanese felines have become immune to plastic cat-deterring spikes! The invention is used anywhere you wouldn't want the fur balls to step on - in the front yard, on top of the air conditioning units, along the tops of fences, etc. Also, the cat deterring spikes can be found indoors, protecting certain furniture or deterring the kitties from grabbing food off the table.

For years now, one could buy those cat-deterrent spikes (aka neko-yoke no togetoge in Japanese) at any 100-yen shop (think dollar stores). However, the golden days of the thingie are over, as recent pictures on the internet show the Japan supercats couldn't care less about the spikes - especially if there's a piece of tuna somewhere within the reach.

One of the theories is that due to prolonged exposure to the spikes the new generation of cats in Japan have mutated to adapt. I guess the cats are only laughing at a human attempt to stop them - and maybe even find their spiky "massage mats" therapeutic.

(h/t: rocketnews24)

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AliceMattia AliMatty
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4 years ago

Life on the edge!!!

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Cecilia R.
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4 years ago

I would like more of these ultra comfortable places to lay down, thanks hooman

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Cecilia R.
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4 years ago

"I wish the whole house was covered in these"

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Charlotte Cui
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4 years ago

"You lookin' at me?"

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Janine
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4 years ago

perfectly holding him in place while sleeping.

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Pi...
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4 years ago

Think it just gave him more grip n traction...

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AliceMattia AliMatty
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4 years ago

So cute. I wanna cuddle her😻

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Adrianne Smedley
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4 years ago

ooh I got a new tooth brush!

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Jazlyn J.
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4 years ago

"I'll be a ninja, i'll be smarter than these 'intelligent' humans, i won't touch the spikes, i will just stand on the chair and reach over those spikes. heh heh."

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Hans
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4 years ago

Fakir cat

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catherine enciso
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4 years ago

Cats probably take it now as accupressure/ accupuncture..

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Tabitha Trevino
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4 years ago

maybe the zen-effect.

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Carmen Desrosiers
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4 years ago

We had a dog when our house was being built. There were nails poking out of wood planks on the ground. When one got in her way, she formed a cup of her paws, and she literally tip-toed over the nails

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Tabitha Trevino
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4 years ago

ninja-style