A strange or silly cat face might help boost a cat’s chances of gaining notoriety on the Internet, but researchers discovered that silly or strange cat faces don’t help a cat get adopted.

Instead, researchers discovered that playing with toys or running against furniture increased a cat’s chances of getting adopted while a silly or strange face did not. That’s good news for anyone looking to discover the next cat Internet sensation. While everyone else overlooks the cat with the silly face, you can adopt that cat and take on Grumpy Cat for Internet celebrity status. Then your silly faced cat can earn a living for you for a change.

To learn more about the science of cat faces, click here.

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