Since we’re on the topic of cats

NEJM — A Day in the Life of Oscar the Cat

I wouldn’t want this cat in my house. Published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Oscar the cat, a resident of a nursing and rehab center in Providence, Rhode Island can apparently tell when someone is about to die.

Here’s how it goes, Oscar enters the room, jumps on the bed and two hours later the patient dies. He has accurately predicted 25 of deaths on the third floor of the facility.Nurses and doctors swear by the absolute certainty of Oscar’s ability.


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