A Science Project Finally Answers: Does A Cat’s Butt Really Touch Everything?

There have been countless questions that people have asked over time and some of those questions have yet to be answered. For example, does the refrigerator light go out when you close the door?

Here’s another one, does your cat’s butt touch everything in the home?

We may not be able to help you with the refrigerator question, but Kaeden Griffin is here to help you with the question about your feline.

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As a sixth-grader, he decided to answer a question with a local science fair project. It wasn’t just something to get a grade, he put his heart and soul into it.

The reason why Kaeden decided to tackle this project is that it was a question that was nagging him. You see, he is a cat owner and he also wondered if a cat’s butthole will touch the surface when the cat sits on it.

Photo: Facebook/Kerry Griffin

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He decided to use his own two felines and some lipstick to make that determination. It took about 10 minutes to do the experiment, after which the lipstick was removed with a baby wipe.

After the science fair project was complete, his mother, Kerry, decided to share the information on Facebook.

In the end, they found out that: “Long and medium-haired cats’ buttholes made no contact with soft or hard surfaces at all. Short-haired cats made no contact on hard surfaces, but we did see evidence of a slight smear on the soft bedding surface. If you have a short-haired cat and they may be lying on a pile of laundry, an unmade bed, or other soft uneven [surfaces], then their butthole may touch those surfaces!”

Photo: Facebook/Kerry Griffin

They also brought out that it is unlikely that your cat’s butthole has touched every surface in the home.

In the end, he got an A+ for his efforts and we are all a little smarter as a result.

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