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“Cat Meat Balls Mental Status”

July 27th, 2010 by Cobwebs

Cat Fortune Telling BookAnd I stand by that statement.

The inestimable pdq pointed me to this post on Quirky Japan Blog, which deals with some of the more peculiar Japanese books about fortune telling.

The first one in particular, Cat’s Paw-pad Fortune Telling, is sort of wonderful; apparently, “A cat’s mental condition, its character, tendencies, and even its fate are written on the pads of its paws.” (pdq noted, “The cat paw fortune book link on Amazon Japan is utterly worth using Google translate on for the sheer flavor,” which is certainly the truth: It’s where the post title came from.)

I initially thought that some of the items might be novelty/humor rather than genuine guides to fortune-telling, but apparently not; even the capybaras are taking themselves seriously.

If you’d like to know what penguins have to say about your love life or want to tell fortunes using Hello Kitty tarot cards,* go take a look.

*If you do, I don’t want to know you.

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