Cat Facts Reddit

What started as a practical joke more than two years ago is now “Cat Facts,” an Android app meant to drive your friends crazy. The original prank involved a Reddit user anonymously texting his cousin every hour as a fictional service called “Cat Facts,” which, despite numerous attempts, could not be canceled.
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In case you somehow missed it, Cat Facts refers to this prank, posted here on Reddit a couple of years ago. According to the original poster, his little cousin had shared his new phone number on Facebook, and was soon the recipient of unwanted texts which purported to be from some automated service called “Cat Facts,” but were really from his older cousin.
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Two and a half years ago, a Reddit user named frackyou decided to pull a prank on her teenage cousin, who had posted on Facebook that “he was bored” while offering up his phone number as a plea for entertainment. What proceeded is the stuff of internet trolling legend, with a series of texts purporting to be from an SMS service called “Cat Facts” that would deliver “fun daily facts about CATS!” every hour. Of course frackyou’s cousin never signed up for such a thing; each text was being drummed up by frackyou, and the reactions and attempts to unsubscribe made for cringe-inducing entertainment.
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A classic Reddit troll has now been turned into the greatest cat-related prank app of all time. Say hello (kitty) to Cat Facts (free with in-app purchases, Android), which is designed to drive your friends mad with constant, never-ending bits of information about your favorite furry friends.
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The thing that drives me nuts is the part where the victim tries to correct Cat Facts. No, it would not be “is a cat”. It would be “the cat”, referring to cat as a species. 
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Now CatFacts is real. There’s a service named CatFacts that does, in fact, deliver cat facts, complete with a way to anonymize yourself from your target — for a price at least. It’s the creation of Kyle Venn, a former developer for PayPal and RunKeeper, who has put together an Android app designed to do one thing, and one thing only: send cat facts. You either pick to send from your own number (which is free), or from an anonymous number, which uses up credits. You get five credits to start, which are good for one fact each, then you need to pay for more using in-app purchase. There are different rates, starting at 99 cents for 25 credits.
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Two years ago, Reddit user frackyou noticed that a little cousin had posted his new phone number on Facebook. So frackyou, bored, decided to send a stream of persistent texts from a “cat bot.” It went a little something like this:
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Now Kyle Venn, a former software developer for PayPal, has turned that joke into an actual app. That means anybody can annoy friends with inane cat facts sent from an anonymous number. The app is free to download, but after five anonymous texts, users need to pay for credits to keep the messages flowing. The service is free for people who don’t mind being identified and, subsequently, losing a friend.
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Unfortunately, in this “official version” of Cat Facts, the app has to remain legally compliant, so it includes the way to unsubscribe in the first message. (Bummer.)
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This is not, of course, a useful service. It is a very polished way to troll other people. You can, for instance, change the rate at which messages are sent, and see your vicim’s text replies when you’re sending from the anonymized number. And those facts will just keep coming, like a relentless tide (at least until you run out of credits). Though unlike the original prank, which made unsubscribing impossible, you can unsubscribe from this one by going to Venn’s site and dropping in your phone number. Typing in “unsubscribe” or “please make it stop” does not currently work.
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Welcome to CatFacts! Did you know that caffeine, pentoxifylline, and 2′-deoxyadenosine were each found to increase the percent motility and curvilinear velocity of cryopreserved domestic cat ejaculate? (However, the straight-line velocity was not reported to be significantly effected.) (ncbi.nlm.nih.gov)
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24234Welcome to CatFacts! Did you know that caffeine, pentoxifylline, and 2′-deoxyadenosine were each found to increase the percent motility and curvilinear velocity of cryopreserved domestic cat ejaculate? (However, the straight-line velocity was not reported to be significantly effected.) (ncbi.nlm.nih.gov)submitted 9 months ago by ohohButternutcommentshare
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Welcome to CatFacts! Did you know that caffeine, pentoxifylline, and 2′-deoxyadenosine were each found to increase the percent motility and curvilinear velocity of cryopreserved domestic cat ejaculate? (However, the straight-line velocity was not reported to be significantly effected.) (ncbi.nlm.nih.gov)submitted 9 months ago by ohohButternutcommentshare

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