Tipster Louis just pointed out this video from 1894, created by Thomas Edison, of two cats boxing in a ring. Thomas Edison made crazy cat videos in 1894. Mind officially blown:
The YouTube commenters are debating whether or not this stunt constituted cruelty to animals, in their beside-the-point adorable YouTube commenter way, but I’m more concerned with how much CUTER and less busted-looking cats have become in the past 114 years. We’re very lucky to have the cats, and the cat videos, we have today.