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Attention! Your cat is making you crazy (if you have one).

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Attention! Your cat is making you crazy (if you have one).

AnsuGisalas
This was brought to my attention elsewhere: http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/03/how-your-cat-is-making-you-crazy/8873/?single_page=true

Seems like the toxoplasma infection can partially zombify mice into making them more likely to become prey for cats (which is crucial for the toxoplasma's reproductive cycle, they can only sexually reproduce in the cat's intestines)...
The bad news is, the subtle means by which the toxoplasma achieves this seem to have an effect on humans too!!!
Read all about it! Read all about it!


Anyway, I think it's interesting how microorganisms run this planet - it also explains why the Greys are so fond of **** probes : they're looking for our Leaders!!!
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HAL 9000 Moderator

The greys are only doing what their Masters tell them to. It's the White Mice you have to watch out for.

Col

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PurpleSkys Moderator

Ultimately get squished?

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AnsuGisalas

the mice with toxoplasmic infection don't get squished... they run around in circles and try to come up and hug the first cat they see!

Of course, it could be that Greys are trying to open up communications between the white mice and the toxoplasma, to make the toxoplasma consider adapting to just living their whole cycle in humans, saving the mice a nasty fate.

But the White Mice are actually just the physical extrusion into this dimension of a species of vast multidimensional intellect-beings.

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PurpleSkys Moderator

My cats don't eat mice

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AnsuGisalas

That subject line was a quote from the article, but I guess it was using the wrong quotation marks

But the article also says this effect is shown in human males as well (they find cat urine to be less disgusting than control groups do... but not other kinds of urine)... and human females suffer the opposite effect : they find cat urine to be extra yucky, compared to uninfected control groups.

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HAL 9000 Moderator

That cat owners use.

I remember a VCR that the owner's cat curled up on and went to sleep that died. There was a very unmistakable smell that came out of it when it was opened and I got the blame for killing it as her Cat would never have ****ed in it. So I obviously trapped a cat collected it's Urine and poured it into her VCR. Yea Right I don't like cats at the best of times and I wouldn't be caught dead placing tubes into cats. :^0

Col

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AnsuGisalas

Ever watch invasion of the body snatchers? They're on to you now
:0

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HAL 9000 Moderator

I have the White Mice protecting me.

For that matter when was the last time you saw a cat try to eat a White Mouse? They only go after the Grey Variety who are in no way related to the Pan Dimensional Beings that we perceive as White Mice. :0

Hence my Reference to Greys earlier. Did you mean something different when you refereed to GREYs? :^0

Col

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CharlieSpencer

I'd be in fine shape. The positive effect on my blood pressure is more than worth it.

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NickNielsen Moderator

the cat ladies...

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boxfiddler Moderator

I'm keeping my kittybuttzes. Sane is boring.

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HAL 9000 Moderator

You are now too far gone to realize just how much you have slipped to the Dark Side where Insanity Rules.

Col