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Tales abound from time immemorial of cats knowing long before humans of an imminent earthquake. This could be the truth. If your kitty starts to behave oddly, then it may be time to pack your bags and run from the house. People with cats say they have seen their canines acting strangely days before the earthquake actually happened. The range of abnormal behavior exhibited by your cat begins from excessive meowing and whining to being frightened and anxious. Some kitties even get disoriented. A few cats have even run away to a far distance, with mothers taking their kittens with them.
It is amazing as to how cats can predict an earthquake even
if modern technologies cannot. Many cat owners like to think their furballs are
psychic, but of course, no animal is. According to many experts, cats are
sensitive to the magnetic fields of the earth. This is how they know when
trouble comes. Other animal researchers believe that more than magnetic fields,
the kitties have ability to be sensitive, which permits them to feel minute
tremors which occur much before a bigger earthquake strucks. Humans cannot feel
these minuscule tectonic shifts.
Do understand that although a number of tales and anecdotes
abound about cats giving advance warnings about earthquakes, there is no
scientific evidence to support such an action. The nearest thing to any
scientific proof was the Jim Berkland experiment done during the latter part of
the 1980s and the earlier years of the 1990s. Berkland predicted the occurrence
of earthquakes by scouring the lost cat advertisements in the local paper. He
reasoned that cats could run away from home if there is any chance of an
earthquake. His experiment was by and large successful. The problem is that
science needs repeatable data and this experiment never got repeated and the
testimonies given by cat owners are not admissible in such a context. This is
why the scientific community continues to be skeptical, taking notice of
kitties' ability to predict earthquakes only after the disaster happened-and
Making use of cats' amazing abilities
Cats have more amazing
abilities than simply predicting earthquakes. Your cat is an expert when it
comes to reading your body language. It knows exactly when you are going to
feed her and beats you to the kitchen at that time. Conversely, the cat knows
when you will give it medicines and makes itself scarce before you spell c-a-t.
These felines does not only predict earth's siesmic activity, it can also
predict human behavior. Kitties can track their owners over thousands of
kilometers. No wonder sailors in many cultures during ancient times would look
towards cats to predict the weather. Many even took cats on ships to make
themselves doubly safe.