Internet cats came to stay. But what´s funnier than that?... What happens when fluffy meets machine? You´re right! Pets riding Roombas. We´ve seen them non stop on YouTube and Facebook; from kittens to puppies, including hamsters and hens, they all seem to be taking a ride in the robot vacuum cleaner. But why do we find them so funny?
Are this videos just a waste of our precious time? Cats are the masters of the universe (or so they think). But, as can be seen in the viral video, when you dress up a kitty as a shark and it climbs the robotic duster, hilarity ensues. The video of the fish dressed up as a cat is as strange and intriguing as it sounds. It raises so many questions. When we see a pup in a chicken tail taking a ride, trying to seem calm about the whole adventure we can´t help but chuckle. As it seems some of the funniest of this videos include pets in costumes. We, as humans, are appealed by the cute factor. It´s actually an evolutionary trait that assures that we take care of our young ones. So, when we see a kitty looking just a little bit helpless and confused in an unexpected situation, we can´t help but melt a little on the inside and draw a smile on our faces. Most of our animal companions seem pretty nonchalant when on their cleaning escapade. What are they thinking? Are they helping us clean? The dog who turns on the Roomba and sits on the couch while the robot vacuum does all the work certainly thinks he´s doing his owner a favor. But not all pups like Roombas, they bark at them and some of the smartest tools on the canine shed have also learned to turn them off. How dare we annoy them? It´s not as if we had to clean all the hair they shed.
Maybe it´s this I don´t care attitude that catches our attention time and time again. We all wish we could have the temper of that daredevil turtle when life turns on the obstacles in Roomba mode. However, not all pets are calm, cool and collected while on their domestic amusement parks. Even the best of sailors can get a little seasick once in a while. From the chinchilla that appears to be thinking "Oh! not now! gag reflex!" to the dizzy bunny, a lot of this funny videos are of pets that just want out. We feel you bunny, I want out sometimes too. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. But all play and no work makes Jack broke and homeless. The average person spends 40 minutes a day on YouTube and 35 on Facebook. Fear not, a study conducted by the University of New South Wales in Australia concluded that watching funny videos can increase your productivity, doubling the time you´re able to work. So what are you waiting? Fire up YouTube and watch pets ride some Roombas!
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