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Japanese Cat Gains Fame for Unexpected Love for Frog Friend

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A Japanese Twitter subscriber named Chinyuka tweeted a video of curious Rin-Chan the cat with a small tree frog and the cat’s unexpected (yet heartwarming) reaction caught the interest of the social media around the world. The clip has already received several hundred thousand views, not to mention more than two hundred thousand likes and shares.

Tly patting the tiny tree frog who is surprisingly unaffected by the cat’s intimidating presence.It is also interesting to see that Rin-Chan is making sure that his claws are kept hidden in his paws so as not to hurt the frog. A closer look will reveal that the cat’s fur is the only thing touching the frog.

At the mid and latter part of the clip, Rin-Chan can be seen smelling the tree frog up close. The cat’s nose is almost touching the frog but Rin-Chan is not even trying to open his mouth or lick the frog.

Rin-Chan’s reaction to the frog is a bit uncanny considering that cats, by nature, enjoy stalking and eating live prey – frogs included.

However, experts on cat’s predatory behavior argue that while cats are born with the instinct to hunt and chase, they still need to learn how to kill and eat prey. The skills needed to hunt, kill, and eat are apparently learned very early and it is the mother cat who is in charge of educating the kittens about killing to eat.

This is probably the explanation for Rin-Chan’s extremely curious reaction to the tree frog. Instinct may be prodding him to feel, smell, and look at the frog closely, similar to a predator stalking and studying his prey. However, since Rin-Chan is a domesticated cat who never learned how to translate his “killer” instincts to actual use, he merely “played” with his “food”.

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Meet The Movie Villains Everyone Secretly Agrees With

Movie villains are there to make us feel fear, anger and frustration—in other words, every negative emotion that exists. They are the bad guy, and most films make sure that fact is clear to viewers from the get go. When it isn’t, they do a good job of clarifying later on. But just like in the real world, not everything is so black and white, and sometimes the character who is portrayed as the root of all evil, really isn’t. A closer look at the motives that drive some of the most notorious villains in film often reveals that they’re often not all that bad. Read on, and you’ll discover you probably agree with them.

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It Is Time To Take This Trope Off The Air: 25 Cliches Millennials Are Tired Of

Some plot devices have proven themselves to be tried and true, but these days, we think we can all agree that there’s a trope or two that are just plain tired and we hope Hollywood can agree it’s time to throw them in the trash. We’re just having a hard time believing that these characters in their 20s are living large while working as baristas. And why does no one lock their door? Sure your kooky neighbor can come over unannounced, but so can criminals. So we’d like to take the time to air our hokey Hollywood grievances, and then can we please retire these tropes?

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The Most Memorable TV Death To Date: The Top 25

Grab a box of tissues and steel yourselves, we’re counting down the top 25 most memorable TV deaths of all time. We’ve all sat opposite our television as our jaw dropped in disbelief that the writers would kill off a main character. And we’ve all wept over our favorite character’s untimely demise. But whose passing hit hardest? Well, we assure you we used a very scientific approach in how we ranked our top 25 picks: number of tears shed and tissues used. After reading through we recommend shaking off the sadness with something sweet, perhaps a little tiramisu or maybe a chocolate croissant. But first, did your favorite character crack the top 10?

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