Did you know that as a result of their ability to catch mice Ancient Egyptians would turn cats into sacred feline deities? They called them ‘miw’ and as a result of their closeness and indeed deep fondness with our feline friends they went into mourning whenever a ‘miw’ passed away, much like we would do when we lose our pets now. It was also thought that when the ‘miw” passed away they would create a rainbow! So without further ado, and because it is Caturday after all I bring you…
BONUS CONTENT: Top 10 Facts About Rainbows
10 – “Look! I am clearly a ‘miw’ you need to bow to me!”
FACT: A Rainbow is, in fact, nothing more than light refracted through millions of droplets of water!
9 – “I told the Ancient Egyptians the future and they tried to kill me.”
FACT: It is all down to the angle of light refraction to create a Rainbow which is 42 degrees to the eye of the person watching. So what one person sees, another one might not!
8 – “You will treat me as your God from now on!”
FACT: Sir Isaac Newton discovered that there were seven distinct colours of the visible spectrum.
7 – “I know you just fed me, but this rainbow on me says I can eat whenever I like!”
FACT: In the bible Genesis 9:13 says “Rainbows are Gods promise of what?!? More rain most probably!
6 – “You will be playing with me now until I get bored with you and scratch you.”
FACT: If you are into all the negative and positive chi thing, it seems rainbows in your environment create good Feng Shui!
5 – “This rainbow? Well, funny you should ask a human, it means you need to smooth me!”
FACT: Does everyone really love rainbows?! Well in a survey of 10,000 students they were asked to draw something that makes people feel happy. 68% of them draw a rainbow!
4 – “I think I just farted out a rainbow!”
FACT: Do you think rainbows are a portion or arc?!? Well, think again because depending on where you stand you will get to see the whole thing, a perfect, colourful circle!
3 – “For the last time stop calling me ‘Nyan’ cat!”
FACT: The world’s most long-lasting observed rainbow was seen over Sheffield from 9 am to 3 pm on 14 March 1994! That is 6 hrs of constant rainbow!
2 – “So then I told them the World would end in 2012! Hahahah…suckers.!
FACT: Until the late 18th century, where you come from depending on how many colours you are taught were in a rainbow! In the West people said six colours (red, yellow, pink, green, blue, purple), the Chinese rainbow have five colours and the poor children of the Baltic countries got taught that there were just two significant colours red and blue!
1 – “Fake? You call me a fake Rainbow Miw! How DARE YOU!!!”
FACT: Right up to the 17th century no one had any idea what a rainbow was! They didn’t know how it got there, or what it was made of! In fact, back then most people saw it as a sign that god was happy.