The history of the world according to cats

Okay, it’s Friday. Today we’re talking about a light and funny topic: yes, we talk about cats!

The domestication of the modern house cat can be traced back to at the Neolithic era.
Neolithic farmers stored grain in large pits and short, clay silos, and these stores of food attracted hordes of rodents, as well as their predator, the Felis lybica.
The wildcats learned to tolerate the presence of humans during mealtime, and also the farmers likewise tolerated the cats in exchange for free pest control.

In this funny video from TED Ed, Eva-Maria Geigl traces the domestication of the modern house cat.


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