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Video goodness: Polydactyl cat gives the thumbs-up

March 7, 2011 |  8:45 pm

What's not to love about a cat who can give you the thumbs-up?

The unusual skill of this cat, a polydactyl named Jimmy who hails from the U.K., is certainly entertaining and must be good for cheering up his owner after a bad day. How could you not smile upon seeing a cat making a thumbs-up gesture?

"He's probably the laziest cat in the world, but he's also super clever and has thumbs," owner tfg69 says of Jimmy, whose video, posted on YouTube just last month, has already been featured on Urlesque and racked up nearly 2 million views.

Polydactyl cats -- often associated with Ernest Hemingway and still in residence at the author's former home, now a museum in Key West, Fla. -- are common in parts of the East Coast of the U.S. as well as parts of England.

There are conflicting reports about which polydactyl cat should hold the world record for most toes, but the owner of a Hoboken, N.J., cat named Bandit says her pet has a staggering 29 toes.

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-- Lindsay Barnett

Video: tfg68 via YouTube

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