His purr might not quite be Smokey-ing, but Archie has some powerful decibels
We all know that Archie is just purr-fect, but a Tweet last week got us thinking: ‘Just how loud is his purr?’
The Tweet from local radio presenter, Matt Jarvis, revealed that Northamptonshire has a very special celebrity cat.
Well done Smokey the cat from Northampton. Second year as the Guinness Book of World Records ‘worlds loudest cat’! http://t.co/ByCmV3fPxL
— Matt Jarvis (@Matt_Jarv) September 12, 2013
Yes, Smokey the Cat is the holder of the Guinness Book of Records world record for the loudest purr.
A quick Google search shows Smokey has reached some pretty amazing levels, being officially clocked at a ear-bashing 67.7 decibels – that’s louder than a lawnmower!
She now even has her own loud purring website and pops up regularly on YouTube; with her owner reckoning she’s even been heard to break a ear-splitting 90db.
Pretty impressive, eh?
So just how does our own purring sensation, Archie, compare?
A quick decibel counter download on the iPhone (thanks Dad, our paws were too big for the buttons) and we were ready to find out.
First, a reminder of the power of that Archie purr…
So we decided to clock Archie’s purr… and it came in at a meow-tastic high of 59db.
Indeed, Archie generally averaged somewhere around 40-45db.
The average house cat purrs at around 20db, so the boy is twice the normal level.
OK, so he’s no Smokey, but considering that puss is the loudest in the world we think Archie is a pretty good purrer himself!
> Download the ‘Decibel 10th’ App for the iPhone and find out how loud your cats purr is – we’d love to know…