Both of today’s stories come from popular culture, and they both made me smile because they prove yet again that cats are, indeed, taking over the world. Our first story spread like wildfire once it hit the wires: Hasbro, Inc., the maker of Monopoly, announced that it is adding a cat token to the the real estate game. The cat will replace the iron, which is being retired. This change is the result of an online contest, which let fans vote on the tokens. I wonder whether this new addition to the game will lead to fierce competitions between the cat and the Scottie? Read the full story on The Today Show website.
The makers of Oreo made headlines during the Superbowl blackout with their quick thinking “you can still dunk in the dark” Twitter ad, and continued to capitalize on their “cookies vs. creme” debate after the game. Catsparella reports that the brand asked fans to submit a picture, along with their favorite part of the cookie. 20 artists armed with 928 boxes of Oreos were then charged with making sculptures out of some of the submitted pics, by only using cookies or creme. One of the winners crafted the amazing cat sculpture shown above. Read the full story on Catsparella.
Have a great weekend!
Photo sources: photo of monopoly piece from Today Show website, photo of Oreo sculpture from Catsparella