amanda b. - Comment #393,759

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Time for a brief lesson in the science of cats (otherwise known as Catology):

Did you know that cat’s skin is an auxetic material? That is to say, the more you stretch it, the thicker it becomes. Exactly the opposite of something like silly putty. It’s actually a defence mechanism; their skin is more resistant to impact and stuff, because the skin thickens around the point of impact.

The more you know.


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