Smokey, the cat that became worldwide famous about a month ago after it was measured that she produces purrs that can reach an incredible 92 decibels (which equals sound of a Boeing 737 coming in to land), could enter the Guinness Book of World Records for the the loudest domestic cat on Earth.
Smokey’s owner Ruth Adams, from Pitsford, Northampton, asked a nearby college for some specialist sound equipment to record her purr, and saw the 12-year-old’s purr reach 73 decibels, reports the Daily Mail.
Most cats produce around 25 decibels, but Smokey can drown out TV and radio shows and phone conversations with no problem.
“Guinness has very strict criteria. Smokey is actually quite camera-shy so I was very conscious not to upset her during the record attempt. Now we have to wait patiently to hear the final verdict,” said Mrs Adams.