A growing and popular community on Reddit is filled to the brim with cat fanatics. These cat fanatics are doing scientific research of sorts, loosely defined. They're posing a question and packing the proof with countless pictures: What are cat bones made out of? What are cats even? How do cats constantly defy the laws of physics??
They're important questions and if you love cats as much as I do (and especially if you care for any cats, as their slave or whatever, which you probably do,) then you've probably asked them yourselves! The r/noodlebones community proposes that cat bones are not bones at all, and they've made a compelling argument that I'm willing to indulge today. Join me:
Cats live life to their own set of rules and leave us humans scratching our chins and pondering how the heck they do things such as this:
Their ability to contort in unimaginable ways has led some people (who may or may not claim to be scientists, we did not check their credentials) to propose a theory.
The theory proposed is that cats... well, their bones? They're made of noodles.
In an effort to move their theory to the forefront of scientific advancements and discussions, a subreddit was born. r/noodlebones
The subreddit is disguised with a description that invites users to upload: "Animals that get all twisted up & yet find it comfortable."
But we know the truth.
The truth is that these photos help us solve the great question of our time: "What even are cats?"
The theory that their bones are made of noodles... is a sound theory when you inspect this visual evidence.
Spaghetti noodles, ramen noodles, egg noodles... noodles.
Other potential noodles that may be in place of bones consist of: linguine, fettuccine, and angel hair pasta.
So, how does this happen? "Scientists" (or cat-science enthusiasts) have a theory.
I must warn you, it's not a great theory. Nevertheless, it is a theory.
The theory is that before they're born, their bones are boiled in water and they soften like noodles, just like the boxed ones you may or may not buy in the store.
Look, I warned you that it wasn't a good theory but it's what they're running with. They know you're prepared to not believe them and they have a challenging question to confront you back with.
They ask you: If cat bones are not made out of noodles, how do you explain all the photographic evidence you've seen here today? Hmm?
It's a fair question, the only answers are not answers at all. Cats defy physics, their bones are made of noodles.
Whelp, I'm convinced. Cat bones are clearly made out of noodles and r/noodlebones has all the proof we need.