The Latest Inexplicable Meme? Cat Bearding!

The Internet has spoken once again -- and it wants more cats!

Considering Grumpy Cat just became the president of the Internet (well, sort of), it's clear that the world's demand for online felines is insatiable. Fat cats, sleeping cats, business cats, cats playing the piano, cats playing cards -- they all go viral, reeling in hundreds of thousands of page views, and even more importantly, lots of "oh my gaaawd!" and "awwwww!" reactions. Oh, and lots and lots of sharing, too.

It's hard to keep up with all the kitty content being churned out daily, but the latest meme to surface, cat bearding, is pretty amazing. The concept is simple: Photograph someone holding up a cat over their mouth, so that the cats furry under-mouth and neck are covering the person's mouth and neck -- thus creating a cat beard!

Here are our five favorites out there (so far).

Shocked Beard

shocked cat beard


Disintersted Beard

disinterested cat beard


The Bald and the Beautiful Beard

bald and beautiful cat beard

Reddit/Facebook Hero

Hipster Beard

hipster cat beard


The Most Realistic of All the Cat Beards (So Far)

most realistic cat beard


Black Cat Beard

black cat beard


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