Gigglebit: Christmas tree of terror

25 Dec 2014

This cat is clearly cowering in fear having gazed upon the Christmas tree of terror. Photo by Steve Heap/Shutterstock

Gigglebit is Siliconrepublic’s daily dose of the funny and fantastic in science and tech, to help start your day on a lighter note.

However, today’s Gigglebit – as a contrast to the bright glow of Christmas cheer you’re currently enveloped in – leans more towards the dark side.

We already brought you our favourite Christmas trees for science and tech-lovers in a previous Gigglebit, but this Christmas day we bring you a favourite from AnOther magazine.

The website of the fashion and photography mag selects “beautiful things we love and love to share” for the AnOther Loves feed, and the site’s most-loved post of 2013 was this image of a black cat Christmas tree by Japanese audio-visual performance duo Usaginingen.

The post’s original ‘lover’, AnOther Man fashion editor Ellie Grace Cumming, said, “It is the dream tree” but all we see is the stuff of nightmares.

Behold the Christmas tree of terror, made of 35 black cats and lit up by their glowing eyes, staring at you in perpetual judgment and, perhaps, even seeing into your soul.

Cat Christmas tree

Cat Tree image by usaginingen/DeviantArt

Main image of cat and Christmas tree by Steve Heap via Shutterstock

Elaine Burke is the host of For Tech’s Sake, a co-production from Silicon Republic and The HeadStuff Podcast Network. She was previously the editor of Silicon Republic.