Hak Mao links to a cat with 26 toes. What she doesn’t mention in her blog post is that further down that article is the terrifying news that some cats have evolved opposable thumbs. People are worried about genetically modified potatoes when we are sharing this planet with a sub-population of Felis catus that can manipulate tools?
First they’ll start building fires, then wheels—in return for opening tins of food with their little gripping mittens they’ll have our dogs pulling them along in tiny cat carriages—then they’ll start filing their claws down and decide they need weapons. Within our lifetimes they’ll be wielding miniature shoulder-mounted armour-piercing missile launchers.
People of the World, kill every mutant moggie now, while you still can.