TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is an organization which posts talks online for free distribution, under the slogan `ideas worth spreading.`
Most of the TED talks deal with science and technology: Simulation theory, quantum mechanics, artificial intelligence …
If you`re an egghead with a doctorate in String theory TED talks are right up your alley.
But finally there`s a TED video for common folks, and it`s on a subject that everybody can relate to: Cats!
This 2016 video from TEDEd doesn`t feature a boring scientist speaking from a podium, it`s a cutesy animation narrated by distinguished cat expert Dr. Tony Buffington.
This video answers the questions that have perplexed cat lovers since time immemorial:
Why do cats seek higher ground?
Why do they sharpen their claws on your furniture?
Why do they purr?
Why do they love boxes?
Cat lovers might tend to dismiss a ponderous professor, but the adorable animation keeps our interest, and I recommend this video for all cat lovers, regardless if they`re into String theory or just like teasing their cats with a string.