Wednesday, September 4, 2013
LONG DISTANCE SWIMMING
A couple days ago, human swimmer Diana Nyad completed a swim from Cuba to Key West, Florida. Nyad swam a distance of around 110 miles, and it took her 53 hours to accomplish the feat. Why did she do it? Who knows, but it seems that a lot of humans like to do these endurance-type things.
Just like the kitty in the photo, long-distance swimming seems like a very bad idea, especially for a kitty. First of all, there are a lot of fish in the water, and not the fun goldfish type we cats like to watch (and sometimes eat). No, fellow cat, these are big fish with even bigger teeth that could easily eat a cat - even a big guy like me - in one bite. Secondly, ocean water is wet and cold (enough said). And thirdly, according to my proven scientific calculations, it would take a kitty around two years to swim 110 miles. Who would want to spend two years swimming. The only thing I want to spend two years doing is napping.
Anyway, we congratulate Diana Nyad for her extraordinary swimming achievement... something you probably won't see a cat do anytime soon!