Cat owners are not surprised.
The scholar took a picture of the folio, with the intention of showing it to his peers and friends. He sent it to a colleague via Twitter in September 2012 and, for reasons only the internet understands, the image went viral a year later.
While the image itself is a good meme, the important thing is that this kind of curiosity sparks the interest of many young people (be they scholars or not) in medieval and Renaissance studies. And kittens, of course. Lots of kittens.
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