Cat yawns for over 30 seconds

NewsflarePublished: July 6, 2017613 views
Published: July 6, 2017

Today's wacky footage comes to us from Taiwan. Recorded on July 2, this strange clip shows us a cat called Keto yawning for more than 30 seconds.

For a minute there you think, nah, he's just fascinated with something! His stare is focused, his pupils are narrowed and he blinks at least twice during those 30 seconds.

Lets try and understand what yawning really is. Yawning is a reflex consisting of the simultaneous inhalation of air and the stretching of the eardrums, followed by an exhalation of breath. You probably are familiar with it's contagious properties – you can sense when the person you are talking to on the phone is yawning and you yawn right back!

So it sort of makes sense that Keto is feeling the contagious effects of the yawn by watching someone do it around him. But that still seems highly unlikely, since the cat only really yawn around the 30 second mark of the video, after his owner gives him a sturdy pet of the head.

Still, you have to admit, that was really freaky to see. What if he was centering on his next victim, someone to pounce on? Or maybe he was really just that much bored, that he had to stretch his eardrums for half a minute!

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