There is a term in finance known as a “Dead Cat Bounce”. A simple explanation is provided by Investopedia.
A dead cat bounce is a temporary recovery from a prolonged decline or a bear market that is followed by the continuation of the downtrend. A dead cat bounce is a small, short-lived recovery in the price of a declining security, such as a stock. Frequently, downtrends are interrupted by brief periods of recovery — or small rallies — where prices temporarily rise. The name “dead cat bounce” is based on the notion that even a dead cat will bounce if it falls far enough and fast enough.
Dead Cats Bouncing is also the name of a book by author Gerard Hoaurner and artist GAK, featuring their popular undead cat creation, um, Dead Cat. In it, friends of theirs who are horror authors take turns writing short stories featuring D.C.
The Owl appreciates both of those. But tonight, it’s a chance to celebrate something else… live cats bouncing.
This can be seen at the appropriately named site cat-bounce.com. Click on it. Refresh to make a new batch of cats bounce. And once in a while, “Make it Rain”… if you do that at the right time, you get a very colorful response.
Because the internet might not always be a dangerous place, but it’s often a strange one.
Question of the night: what’s an odd corner of the internet that you’ve wandered onto? (If it was virus-y or illegal, please do not include links)