RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.
A housecat in Pitsford, England has purred her way into the record books. Smokey is being honored by Guinness as the world's loudest domestic cat. The 12-year-old feline's purr reached more than 67 decibels. That's nearly as loud as a vacuum cleaner. Proud owner Ruth Adams posted this clip of Smokey's purr on YouTube.
(Soundbite of purring)
MONTAGNE: And that would be the world's loudest purr.
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