With the Internet, people take for granted that cat videos have always been available to watch and enjoy. Yet in the 1800’s, people didn’t have the Internet, YouTube, or Instagram to share their cat pictures and videos. Yet people back then were just as crazy about cats as they are today.

That’s why in the old days, people published books about cats. Now cat fanatics could read books about cats and look at amusing drawings of cats instead. Such books discussed myths and fears about cats, such as their ability to suck the breath out of a child or the belief that their claws were venomous.

Fortunately people no longer believe in such myths about cats. Instead, they believe such myths about politicians and conspiracies about the world, which proves people haven’t changed that much after all.

To read more about what people in the 1800’s thought about cats, click here.

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