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Thu May 6, 2021, 06:26 PM

The if I fits I sits expirament

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Reply The if I fits I sits expirament (Original post)
I_UndergroundPanther May 6 OP
MLAA May 6 #1
tblue37 May 6 #2
marble falls May 6 #3
Trueblue1968 May 13 #12
marble falls May 13 #13
Trueblue1968 May 14 #14
marble falls May 14 #15
XanaDUer2 May 6 #4
mbusby May 6 #5
Rorey May 6 #8
I_UndergroundPanther May 6 #9
magicarpet May 6 #6
Rorey May 6 #7
I_UndergroundPanther May 6 #10
Judi Lynn May 11 #11

Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 06:27 PM

1. Link didn't work for me 🙂

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 06:28 PM

2. Broken link.

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 06:30 PM

3. 404. That's an error. The requested URL was not found on this server. That's all we know.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #3)

Thu May 13, 2021, 05:44 PM

12. 404. That's an error. The requested URL was not found on this server. That's all we know.



404. Thatís an error.

The requested URL was not found on this server. Thatís all we know.

404. Thatís an error.

The requested URL was not found on this server.

404. Thatís an error.

The requested URL was not found on this server. Thatís all we know. Thatís all we know.

404. Thatís an error.

The requested URL was not found on this server. Thatís all we know.

404. Thatís an error.

The requested URL was not found on this server. Thatís all we know.

404. Thatís an error.

The requested URL was not found on this server. Thatís all we know.

404. Thatís an error.

The requested URL was not found on this server. Thatís all we know.

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Response to Trueblue1968 (Reply #12)

Thu May 13, 2021, 06:33 PM

13. Repetitive behavior syndrome?

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Response to marble falls (Reply #13)

Fri May 14, 2021, 02:46 PM

14. NO, sometimes i just get nuts.

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Response to Trueblue1968 (Reply #14)

Fri May 14, 2021, 03:58 PM

15. You're in the right place.

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 06:30 PM

4. Has to be a cat

thats cat logic

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Response to mbusby (Reply #5)

Thu May 6, 2021, 06:37 PM

8. You beat me to it

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Response to mbusby (Reply #5)

Thu May 6, 2021, 08:58 PM

9. I had trouble refinding the link

Thank you!!!

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 06:33 PM

6. Broken link here too..... goes to Error 404

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Response to Rorey (Reply #7)

Thu May 6, 2021, 09:00 PM

10. Yes!! 😊

Thanks

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 03:46 PM

11. Here's another, with a video showing interesting reaction to an optical illusion:

Cats Take 'If I Fits I Sits' Seriously, Even If The Space Is Just An Illusion
May 10, 202111:46 AM ET

If you've spent any time around cats, you've probably noticed that they love to curl up in small, cozy boxes. What you may not know is that they'll also go sit inside the two-dimensional outline of a square box on the floor. What's more, a new study has found that pet cats will also spontaneously sit inside an optical illusion that merely looks like a square.

Believed to be the first of its kind, the study enlisted volunteers to observe cats in their homes, a strategy to avoid what has historically been the main impediment to studying feline cognition in the lab ó cats' notoriously uncooperative nature.

"Cats are funny, cats are weird and quirky, and we love them for it. And that makes them hard to study in some ways, because we are often so reliant on training paradigms and cats aren't very motivated to be trained," says Gabriella Smith, an animal behavior researcher who currently works with the Alex Foundation, an avian cognition lab, and is the lead researcher on the study.

While there's lots of research on dog cognition, not many scientists have attempted to explore the inner world of cats. For example, no one knows exactly why cats seem compelled to sit inside small boxes.

"There are two kinds of very informal theories as to why they may sit in a box," says Smith. One is that cats crave a comforting pressure on their bodies that reminds them of when they were kittens, surrounded by their littermates. Another is that cats have an attraction to potential hiding spots because of the way they ambush prey while hunting.

More:
https://www.npr.org/2021/05/10/994262792/cats-take-if-i-fits-i-sits-seriously-even-if-the-space-is-just-an-illusion?utm_source=Nature+Briefing&utm_campaign=9a8cc368a5-briefing-dy-20210511&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c9dfd39373-9a8cc368a5-45619582

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