Anything that Can Look Like Cats will Look Like Cats

Yihui Xie 2018-01-30

Tom Elliott posted a calendar plot of bus delay times on Twitter. My first reaction was, these little area graphs look like cats! Five seconds later, I saw Luis A. Apiolaza’s reply: They look like cats! All of a sudden, Murphy’s Law came to my mind, and I have got Yihui’s Cat-looking Law. For the record, the full text of the law is:

Anything that can look like cats in your eyes, will look like cats in some other people’s eyes.

P.S. Below are two of my favorite cats pictures.

Cats camouflage 1

Cats camouflage 2