It is once again Saturday so that must mean it is time for yet another crazy Caturday post. This one is the strange fad of making a cat wear a helmet made of fruit! I have no idea what possible safety benefits the cats might get out of such strange head safety equipment, but it does lead to some rather amusing images…
BONUS CONTENT: Top 10 Facts About Safety Helmets
10 – Banana cat doesn’t get much protection at all, but it does keep his ears warm.
FACT: Almost 40% of cycle accidents happen in driveways, on side-walks, and on bike paths, even if you stay off the roads it is still best to wear one.
9 – Pepper cat prefers to sleep rather than battle.
FACT: Only a bicycle helmet is made specifically to protect the head from any fall that may occur while biking. Other helmets like horse riding helmets, hard hats and climbing helmets are all made very differently and might even cause more injuries than they might save.
8 – Pumpkin cat it ready for any nasty Halloween surprises.
FACT: According to a UK wide survey 81% of children still think it is “un-cool” to wear a cycle helmet! Given the levels of choice, style and colour arrangements these day that does seem rather high still.
7 – Coconut cat is happy to headbutt anyone!
FACT: Bruises and even broken bones will heal over time, but damage to a brain can be permanent, and even at speeds at low as 5MPH the results of crashing head first (unprotected) into the road-side can be fatal.
6 – Orange cat is not only loved, he has genuine appeal!
FACT: Stats show us that worldwide only 18% of cyclist wear cycle helmets, this is mostly down to us here in Europe because only 11.9% of our cyclists wear them!
5 –Lime cat doesn’t do citrus fun, he is more a savoury kind of guy.
FACT: In 2013 almost 400,000 children ages 14 and under are treated in emergency rooms all over America for bicycle-related injuries, of which only 7.4% were wearing helmets.
4 – Watermelon cat takes head safety very seriously, even during bath time!
FACT: You might think you don’t need a helmet on a bicycle, but in 72% of ALL accidents involving bicycles the rider ended up with head related injury’s.
3 – Lemon cat is protected from your bitterness.
FACT: The bicycle was invented in 1817, but it wasn’t until 1975 that a company called “Bell” started selling bicycle helmets. That means cyclists rode without them for 161 years!
2 – Melon cat will never tell you he is Spartan
FACT: It wasn’t until 1991 when the International Cycling Union first proposed mandating helmets for professional cyclists! Before then it was considered quicker to race without one, but with new stream-line and aerodynamic designs tests have proven that they really do make cyclists faster!
1 – Pineapple battle cat commands you to go forth in the name of the puss!
FACT: Be it a bicycle one or a motorbike one, helmets are 85 to 88% more effective in preventing head and brain injuries! So who cares what you look like, get one on your head!