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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Miho Miyazaki 2 years ago

'My human installed acupuncture mat and I am loving it.'

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MeiMei M 2 years ago

If I fits, I sits.

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astrid_smith 2 years ago

that cat is beautiful

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Charlotte Cui 2 years ago

"You lookin' at me?"

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Janine 2 years ago

perfectly holding him in place while sleeping.

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Pi... 2 years ago

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

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AliceMattia AliMatty 2 years ago

So cute. I wanna cuddle her😻

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Adrianne Smedley 2 years ago

ooh I got a new tooth brush!

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Natasha L 2 years ago

I won't let go... noodles...

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Tabitha Trevino 2 years ago

man i'm beginning to think it provides more pleasure than pain.

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Juana 2 years ago

Why even try to keep them off? What does it hurt if the cats want to sit on the AC?

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Hanna Nowicka 2 years ago

He is sitting in

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Carmen Desrosiers 2 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 2 years ago

ninja-style