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15 pets with Guinness World Records

By: Laura Moss on Sept. 19, 2011, 10:03 a.m.
Smokey cat with world's loudest purr

Photo: Guinness World Records

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Loudest purr

When Smokey is happy, everyone around him knows it. This gray tabby cat gained a place in the Guinness Book of Records with a purr that measured 67.7 decibels, but Smokey has been recorded on previous occasions with a 92.7-decibel purr, which is equivalent to the noise of a lawnmower or a hairdryer.