Cats vs. Cucumbers Video
So, you’ve probably seen the youtube video below. It’s a compilation of people putting cucumbers behind their unsuspecting cats.
Then, the cat sees it and has some kind of primal, freak-out reaction.
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Why are cats so afraid of cucumbers?
Turns out that the same curiosity that cats show towards things that move or make noise probably also makes them afraid of something strange placed behind them while they are eating.
It’s probably a deep-seated survival instinct, and the cucumber represents a snake or predator sneaking up on them while they eat, but it’s funny!
Cats + Cucumbers = Funny
These cats would probably have the same reaction if other unknown objects were sneaked behind them, but something about cucumbers makes it funny.
It’s no doubt why the cats & cucumbers video has become an internet meme. Not sure who created the video, (it’s been seen over 5 million times!) but there’s also this t-shirt tribute, “CAT VS. CUCUMBER: Quit Scarin’ the Cat, OK?”
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