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Cat Beards: a photo meme that’s going viral


CatBeardAs anyone who spends a lot of time online knows, photos, cartoons, and videos of cats are what hold the Internet together.

And now, a new meme, #CatBeards, has taken off for a purrfect bit of furry fun. To make a cat beard, you hold your cat in front of your face and take a picture.

Screen Shot 2013-05-22 at 4.20.33 PMAccording to Know Your Meme “The earliest known example of a “cat beard” photo was uploaded by Tumblr user Catasters on July 28th, 2011, depicting a man touching noses with his tabby cat…In early 2012, the fad began to gain some visible momentum on Tumblr with the creation of the single topic blog cat-beard.com in March and a feature post on the Huffington Post UK on May 1st.”

On May 16th, 2013, Tumblr user Captain Awesome Sauce[14] posted a photo set of five “cat beard” images, which gained more than 50,000 comments in the first 24 hours. Now it’s on Laughing Squid, and here. And the rest, surely, will be history.

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