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(Gothamist)   Did you know Thomas Edison was really into cat boxing? That and other things you might not have known about him on his 166th birthday   ( divider line 134
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2013-02-11 01:09:15 PM  
In before "But Tesla...."
2013-02-11 01:19:16 PM  
2013-02-11 01:27:07 PM  
Why hasn't Cat Boxing caught on?   It is much more interesting than boxing or cats separately.
2013-02-11 01:29:07 PM  
Like Schrodinger?
2013-02-11 01:30:01 PM  
Invented a great recipe for fried elephant, too
2013-02-11 01:39:28 PM  
According to the articles today, he shares a birthday with Jennifer Aniston. They have so much in common.
2013-02-11 01:40:01 PM
2013-02-11 02:12:43 PM  
We all already know he was douchebag patent-thief who got off on eletrocuting animals. What else do we really need to know?
2013-02-11 02:17:39 PM  
You know who else liked cat box?
2013-02-11 02:34:24 PM  
He also pirated movies big time.
2013-02-11 02:35:39 PM  
Edison was the worst kind of shiatbag.
2013-02-11 02:37:17 PM  
I'm wearing my Wardenclyffe shirt today.
2013-02-11 02:37:54 PM
2013-02-11 02:38:18 PM  
Cat boxing, you say?
2013-02-11 02:38:45 PM  
Roll the ugliness
2013-02-11 02:39:30 PM  
Good Lord - I've heard about this - cat boxing! Stop! Stop! Stop it! Stop it! Stop it! Good. Father, could there be a God that would let this happen?
2013-02-11 02:39:45 PM  
Even though I know Telsa is god. Edison still gets major props for the fact he electrocuted all kinds of stuff just to see what would happen.
2013-02-11 02:40:34 PM  

2013-02-11 02:40:52 PM  
Tesla > Edison

/That is all
2013-02-11 02:41:46 PM
2013-02-11 02:41:48 PM  

Girion47: I'm wearing my Wardenclyffe shirt today.

Still waiting on mine......
2013-02-11 02:42:00 PM  
Since nobody will have mentioned it yet and probably never will.  Tesla > Edison.
2013-02-11 02:42:02 PM  
In other news, cat boxing isn't just a random string of words.
2013-02-11 02:43:26 PM  
Jesus, he fried cats and dogs too? Didn't they have animal cruelty laws back then?
2013-02-11 02:43:34 PM  
Is that anything like cat bottling?
2013-02-11 02:44:12 PM  
Also, he's apparently really old.  166th birthday?  Wow.
2013-02-11 02:44:16 PM  
#1. Edison lies a lot.

I think that's the first snapple fact
2013-02-11 02:44:21 PM
Knows everything there is to know about Edison.
2013-02-11 02:44:55 PM
2013-02-11 02:45:57 PM  
Cat boxing?

/p.s. you can thank Joseph Swan for the light bulb.
2013-02-11 02:47:10 PM  

Never forget.
2013-02-11 02:47:43 PM  
Thomas Edison used a cat box?
I had no idea.

/Tesla, ftw.
2013-02-11 02:48:00 PM  
from the pics it appears he was also perfecting a good meth recipe...probably to use for doping his cats so he could rig the matches much like he did in other aspects of his life.
2013-02-11 02:48:46 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: [ image 279x239]

Came for the cat-juggling reference.  Leaving satisfied.
2013-02-11 02:48:58 PM  

JRoo: Is that anything like cat bottling?

Keeps cats fresh for days.
2013-02-11 02:49:43 PM  
I remember the light bulb, it was something that  helped you see and read clearly.
2013-02-11 02:49:50 PM  
Which president was he again?
2013-02-11 02:50:03 PM  
Hard to find an animated gif small enough to satisfy Fark.
2013-02-11 02:50:32 PM  
I knew he was into a lot of things, but I did not know beating his wife was one of them.
2013-02-11 02:52:51 PM  
Isn't it more like:

Tesla>The ideas patented by Edison
2013-02-11 02:53:35 PM  
TESLA rules. Nobody mention that Edison wouldn't let Tesla use his light@ at the worlds fair
2013-02-11 02:57:54 PM  
Somebody unplug him already.
2013-02-11 02:58:24 PM  
Didn't Edison electrocute stray cats & dogs in public to discredit Tesla's alternating current?
The man was a bit of a dick.
2013-02-11 02:58:34 PM  
2013-02-11 03:00:11 PM  

oldfarthenry: Didn't Edison electrocute stray cats & dogs in public to discredit Tesla's alternating current?
The man was a bit of a dick.

Yes and a DICK to humans too.
2013-02-11 03:00:42 PM  
My girlfriend can't fight but you should see her box.
2013-02-11 03:00:48 PM  

DubyaHater: Which president was he again?

He came after President Skroob
2013-02-11 03:02:04 PM  

MrSin666: My girlfriend can't fight but you should see her box.

2013-02-11 03:02:56 PM  
2013-02-11 03:03:13 PM  
A good president.

Banged a lot of slaves, I hear.
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