Also relevant, down-thread, plink mentions the Bonsai Kitten hoax from nearly 18 years ago now.
but now preserved by the author:
I think this was one of the first things I visited on the web with my Windows 3.1 PC running Trumpet Winsock circa late '94 :)
The violent and aggressive feline reproductive spectacle provides the uncomfortable theory that this 'tolerance' factor may actually be 'arousal'. Pitching this research topic has not yet yielded any funding; or at least any funding that didn't come with conditions with which the researchers felt they could comply.