TIL that in 1949 Simon the cat was awarded a military medal after surviving injuries from a cannon shell, raising morale, and killing off a rat infestation during the Yangtze Incident.

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_(cat)

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  1. Weirdly my father in law has a stuffed version of this cat in his living room, all curled up. Underneath its flat and has the tale…(deliberately avoiding the pun….)

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