Watch: Colbert predicts Egypt’s future with psychic cat, Christiane Aman-purr

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Humanity has a longstanding fascination with psychic animals. Paul the Octopus predicted the World Cup. An orangutan in Fresno predicted the Super Bowl (Steelers!). And now, a psychic cat has predicted the outcome of the current civil unrest in Cairo.

Stephen Colbert brought out a new member of the psychic-animal family on his show last night, the brilliantly named "Christiane Aman-Purr". After some initial hesitation, the cat indicated that the demonstrations are not a grassroots democratic uprising, but part of an "Islamic Power Grab" by extremist interests in the region. 

I'm not always a fan of Colbert at his zaniest, but this was pretty funny. I also hope and trust that this — like the psychic predictions of all animals — is bullshit. (Go Packers!)

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