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Amused by lazy cats sitting on their ass? Japan is

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According to Japan Probe, Yahoo! Japan is currently holding a "Suko-zuwari" photo contest in it's pet section. So what is "Suko-zuwari" you may ask? It's a term created by Japanese cat lovers to describe the adorable, yet amusing human-like sitting style of certain felines. The behavior is most prevalent in Scottish Folds, so the first part of "Scottish" was combined with word for "sitting" to form the term "Suko-zuwari". A popular morning show on Fuji Television, Mezamashi TV, recently ran a segment about the contest. In the segment, they visit a cat cafe to try and catch some "Suko-zuwari" in action.

They actually manage to find a few cats sitting in the pose, and then comment about how it resembles the sitting style of lazy middle-aged men. That said, I sit in the same pose quite often and I'm hardly middle-aged. Regarding the pose, a cat expert concluded that cats often make various poses while licking themselves clean, and it is possible that some cats discover through their cleaning routines that the "suko-zuwari" position is comfortable. Apparently only male cats seem to sit that way, which concludes that it may have something to do with their own desire to smell themselves.

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