In his next life, my cat may work for Amazon.com

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Orville the Flying Cat

He spent the first half of his life struggling to survive, foraging for food in trash dumpsters and huddling with other ferals for warmth during some pretty harsh winters.

These days, Tom takes it easy. He's a lazy American housecat, which makes him one of the laziest creatures ever to walk the planet.

The rest of the world was talking yesterday about Amazon.com's proposed fleet of delivery drones, with some even comparing CEO Jeff Bezos to James Bond villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld. Meanwhile, I was fascinated by a report about Dutch artist Bart Jansen, who posthumously transformed his pet feline, Orville, into the world's first catcopter.

It's macabre. Orville got run over by a car. After mourning the loss, Jansen took him to a taxidermist, then later added working propellers to his paws.

"Soon to be flying with the birds. Oh how he loved birds," Jansen wrote to introduce a YouTube video of the catcopter's maiden voyage in March.



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