In a 100 years from now, people will look back at the first two decades of the new millennium as the age of the Internet. It will be remembered as a powerful tool for the pursuit of knowledge, a vast hub connecting millions of people across cultures, but above all, it will be remembered for one tiny three-letter word: Cats!
Cat photos, cat videos, cat memes, cat apps…cats are everywhere! Here are some insightful facts about cats and the Internet: 2007 saw the launch of I Can Haz Cheezburger, a popular meme site devoted to cats. By 2010, the site had more than 100 million views per month and led to “a whole new form of internet speak“. In 2014, New York Times journalist, Derek Willis, described cat photos as “that essential building block of the Internet“.
Let’s add one more statistic to the Internet’s infatuation with cats: a list of some of the craziest cat t-shirts ever designed. All the t-shirts below play with popular cat memes from Internet history. Check them out.