The Place Where Cats Outnumber People

The Greek island of Cypress has 1.2 million people, but 1.5 million cats! It is believed that cats first arrived on the island in large numbers in 328 AD. Helena of Constantinople sent over 1,000 of them in two boatloads to deal with an infestation of snakes; the venomous animals were interfering with the construction […]
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