Smokey, a British house cat, has roared, or rather purred, her way into the Guinness Book of World Records. The New York Daily News reports that Smokey, a white tabby, can purr like a “lawnmower” at levels up to 73 decibels, 16 times louder than the average feline though a bit “softer” than blue whales, which are the loudest animals on earth with a low-frequency pulse of 188 decibels.
Sounds like this cat’s purr is a lot bigger than, um, her paw?
Smokey is quite possibly the worlds loudest purring cat and is louder than a boeing 737 coming into land!
The only time purr-producing Smokey is quiet is when she is asleep. “She even manages to purr while she eats” comments owner Ruth.
It was back in February that Smokey first attracted notice after she won a local competition for “most powerful purr.” A local community college submitted the results to Guinness and the rest is, yes, history. Smokey is now in the Guinness Book of World Records for having achieved the “loudest purr by a domestic cat at 67.7 dB (LA peak).”
Talk about the cat’s meow.
(I guess Smokey’s owners always know where she is.)
Here’s Smokey with her record-setting purr:
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