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    The eye and mouth look way too big for the size of the head; I'm suspicious.
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    I thought kittens were born with their eyes closed and stayed that way for a while?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rim74
    I thought kittens were born with their eyes closed and stayed that way for a while?
    Yep, that's true. The article said the kitten lived for one day; I can't imagine a kitten's eye(s) being wide open and so clear so soon after birth. I'm also having trouble beliving it's limbs were so long for a one-day-old.
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    They forgot to edit in the wiskers.

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    I just saw that on the spanish news, IIRC it was born in china and the chineese say it's a bad omen.

    I think its true

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    Hmmm. . .I don't know about that. . .
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    Yeah, I wouldn't say you'll get any good luck thats for sure from that freak.

    Edit: Disregard my above comment..thought the pic was a fake.
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    China generally has a major problem with industrial pollution, which can cause birth defects, but I still think this particular instance is a fake. But I can't think of any motive for posting such a photo if it's fake, other than "let's see how fast a news service grabs this and runs with it." In this respect it might've been posted as an experiment in journalism.
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    I read a pretty lengthy discussion on that. No one knows for sure. Could be a Photoshop job, could be real. If it's deformed that much, who's the say that an eye wouldn't be huge and have no lids? Apparently the breed and color makes it likely that it's severely inbred. Of course, cat eyes are usually white or blue when born.

    FWIW, the Yahoo article says the owner is in Oregon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ABTOMAT
    Of course, cat eyes are usually white or blue when born.
    I didn't mention that earlier because my only experience is with 'alley cats'. I didn't know if that was the case with all cats.....

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    Well, it apparently is real. I read one article with more information about the owner, and here's a page on feline birth defects that includes a couple of examples:

    http://www.messybeast.com/freak-face.htm
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    Thank you for that link. What sad stories shown there. I also apologize for my ignorance and what could have been construed as arrogance but I think was really a feeling that I didn't want it to be true because of the suffering that poor creature must have endured.

    One thing that jumped out at me though - there's a protein or gene called "Sonic hedgehog?"
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    Thanks ABTOMAT, I apologise for my ignorance. The condition cyclopia (aka holoprosencephaly) also occurs in humans.

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    One of the cases on the cat page struck me as rather amusing. Check out the two-tongued cat that can control both independantly.
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    It kinda looks like my brother's baby picture.
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    I thought the cats with the four ears were the cutest things in the world! I love cats

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    The picture is real. Go to www.snopes.com to see the story. The cat was born with no eye lid or nose and one single big eye. It lived about a day. Kind of sad and creepy.
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    The photo is real.

    The "cyclops" mutation (cyclopia) can occur in humans, as well. Link to article with potentially disturbing picture of human cyclops (scroll down to the end of the article):

    http://ublib.buffalo.edu/libraries/p...nic_notes.html

    There is a toxin called cyclopamine that is currently being researched as a potential chemotherapy agent. It was discovered when sheep ate plants that contained cyclopamine. Pictures of cyclops sheep linked in this Forbes article (the second picture in the slide show):

    http://www.forbes.com/home/free_forb.../1128/069.html

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