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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.

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In a 59-second video, one can see how the cat is gently 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.

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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.

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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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She Went From Trapped In Her Own Body To Dancing With The Stars

Victoria Arlen was born just before her triplet brothers. As such, the young girl was always an ambitious and energetic trailblazer. Always active, she took an interest in sports – particularly swimming and dancing – from a young age. She dreamed of winning gold medals and dancing with stars. Then, at age 11, disaster struck. Out of nowhere, Victoria became a prisoner, trapped inside her own body, in a nightmare that seemed to never end. She could see and hear, but didn’t have control over anything else. Victoria worked tirelessly to escape from her nightmare against all odds, and went on to grab headlines and inspire lives everywhere. Was she able to overcome her dismal condition? Read on to find out.

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These Celebrity Doppelgangers From The Past Have Us Seeing Double

Time travel is a mystifying concept. Much like the idea of extraterrestrial life, it has captured the human imagination for as long as we have existed. Today, it’s at the forefront of famous movie plots, most famously ‘Back to the Future,’ and pops up in late-night conversations about the universe and meaning of life. As of now, scientists have not been able to confirm whether traveling through time is possible, and though there isn’t any kind of hard evidence that proves human beings can time travel, these photos of celebrities alongside what appear to be them in other time periods will sure make you wonder.

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Is It Even Christmas If You Haven’t Seen Die Hard Yet?

The Holiday Season is upon us and you know what that means – time to watch Die Hard! Your televisions and movie theaters are probably already flooded with cheesy Christmas movies, and the radio is just Mariah Carey’s “All I want For Christmas Is You,” but there’s one thing that we can all agree on, Die Hard is a perfect piece of holiday cheer. We know the debate has raged on for nearly 30 years: Is Die Hard a Christmas movie? We’ve done the leg work (watched Die Hard so many times we’ve lost count) and we have the definitive answer. Yippee ki-yay it’s Die Hard season!

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