The internet is composed of about 75% cat pictures and 20% unbelievable stories to amaze your friends.* So it's no wonder Oscar, the cat who predicts death, captured the imagination of cyberspace last week. Oscar lives in a nursing home, and only curls up with patients who die within the next few hours. You can read the entire report in the New England Journal of Medicine, or the shorter Associated Press story we linked here.
More "death cat" images after the jump.
My brother put together and sent me this one, unsolicited, as soon as he read about Oscar.
Apelad posted the kitteh of death from his Laugh Out Loud Cats collection.
Joey did this one.
I Can Has Cheezburger? had one.
Oscar has a plaque at the nursing home that commends him "for his compassionate quality end-of-life care." Now he is also enshrined in LOLcat history.
*Leaving 5% useful information, found in other mental_floss posts.