Internet Cat Star Colonel Meow Is Now Guinness World Record Holder

By An Phung
|  Thursday, Aug 29, 2013  |  Updated 2:14 PM EDT
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Guinness World Records

Guinness World Records, the global authority on record-breaking achievement, today revealed a sneak preview of the upcoming edition of the world’s best-selling copyright book, by announcing its latest record-breaker: Colonel Meow, the Cat with the longest fur.

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Here is some news that might bring a smile to Colonel Meow's smug mug.

The famous Internet feline has landed a spot in the Guinness World Records for the "cat with the longest fur."

The two-year-old Himalayan-Persian cross-breed addressed his 181,000 Facebook followers on Wednesday to share the good news.

"Yes, minions, it is true," he said on Facebook. "Your great and humble leader is now officially a WORLD RECORD HOLDER."

The Colonel has fur that reaches 9 inches and he will be featured in the Guinness World Records 2014 book, accord to the Guinness website. The cat became an Internet star this year after his owners, Anne Marie Avey and Eric Rosario, began posting photos of him with his now-famous long hair and funny scowl.

In addition to Facebook, Colonel Meow also has his own TumblrTwitter and Instagram accounts.

"He's an incredible creature and he'll undoubtedly inspired people all around the world to whip out their rulers and start measuring their own cat's fur," said Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday.

Colonel Meow, however, will not be resting on his laurels.

"Today it's the longest fur. Tomorrow it's largest kingdom," he said on Facebook.

 

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