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World's Loudest Cat? Smokey Purrs At 92 Decibels (AUDIO)

The Huffington Post  
First Posted: 02/22/11 01:41 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:35 PM ET

It takes quite the cat lover to tolerate a feline that drowns out TV shows and telephone conversations.

Ruth and Mark Adams of England think that their cat, Smokey, could very well be the world's loudest cat. According to the Daily Mail, the cat's noisy purr clocks in at 92 decibels up close and 80 decibels when five feet away. 92 decibels is equivalent to a lawnmower or hair dryer and the average cat purrs at 25 decibels, the Telegraph reports.

So is Smokey the world's loudest cat? Guinness has a category in place, but hasn't received any entries until now. "If Smokey can purr at over 80dB it would be an astonishing feat," a spokesman told the Daily Mail.

Take a listen to Smokey for yourself and decide if you think he's the world's loudest cat.

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