Thursday, July 26, 2007

Death Sniffing Feline

Oscar the cat has an unusual talent (if you want to call it that). He knows when someone is going to die, at least that is the report given in a medical journal. Oscar is now has been able to "predict" the deaths of 25 people in a row. How does he do it? He will curl up next to them in bed, usually within 2 hours of them dying. According to reports, Oscar is not a friendly cat, but whenever someone is about to die, he gets right up there with them and sits it out.

You can read more here.

Some questions:
-Do you think there is anything to this?
-One thought is that usually they place warm blankets on patients who are dying and this attracts the cat. Do you think this is a more plausible explanation?
-If you were a family of the patient and you got a call stating that the cat has curled, what would your thoughts be given the cat has gotten the last 25 "curls" correct?

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