A 14-year-old cat named Smokey set the world’s record for the loudest purring cat when she reached 67.7 decibels during a recording at Northampton College in April 2011. That’s nearly as loud as a hairdryer or a lawn mower. Unfortunately Smokey suffered from kidney failure. Smokey’s owner, Ruth Adams from Pitsford, said she would be “greatly missed by her family.”

To hear Smokey purring and see more pictures about Smokey, click here.

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