They were worshiped in ancient Egypt, demonized during medieval times, and today they're nom, nom, nomming their way through a deluge of Internet memes.
Cats have always found a way to make their mark on history, and chances are, they always will. It is in their nature to be the center of attention, after all. So let's take a look back at those big moments that (for better or worse) have made them famous throughout the years:
In ancient Egypt, many cats came to claim the title of demi-god. Their ability to take down cobras and eradicate rats and mice endeared them to farmers and Pharos alike. Mummified cats have been found in a number of tombs and their likeness has been etched into hieroglyphics. Some records even indicate that Egyptians took cats on hunting excursions, and when a family's feline passed away, the occupants of the house would go into deep mourning and shave their eyebrows as a sign of grief.
In fact, cats were so valuable to the Egyptians that their exportRead More »from Cats Through the Course of History