Mews and Nips: a cat who solves a hacker case, a cat who picks stocks, and more
Our first story sounds like something out of an action movie: Mashable reports that Japan’s central law enforcement agency got help from a cat in solving a frustrating hacker case. The cat carried a memory card police say is the latest clue in a bizarre chase for a hacker who’s used his stealthy computer skills to send anonymous bomb threats to schools, airlines and shopping malls. Following hints sent to media outlets on New Year’s Day, the cat carrying the card was found on an island near Tokyo. Read the full story on Mashable.
A cat named Orlando has beat professional money managers in a year-long investment challenge hosted by British newspaper The Guardian. Time reports that the orange cat made £650 more than the wealth manager, stock broker, fund manager and the team of finance students from a Hertfordshire school who were also part of the challenge. According to The Guardian, “while the professionals used their decades of investment knowledge and traditional stock-picking methods, the cat selected stocks by throwing his favourite toy mouse on a grid of numbers allocated to different companies.” Read the full story on the Time Magazine website.
Today’s video just goes to show that to a kitten, everything is a toy. And I have to say, this is one of the more creative “cat toys” I’ve seen, and almost makes me want to go out and buy one of those things for Allegra and Ruby (what are they called anyway?).
Have a great weekend!
Photo sources: photo of Japanese cat from Mashable. photo of stock market cat from memegenerator.net