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Latest Photo Fad Involves Photographing Your Cat as Your Beard

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Need a chuckle? Look no further than the latest bizarre photo fad to sweep across the Internet. Called “Cat Beard,” the meme involves shooting a self-portrait with your face above a cat’s head. If you can nail the right perspective, you get a humorous photograph that looks like you have a strange beard covering your face (and a frown as well).

The photo above was contributed to the meme by Instagram user Cee Please. Here are some other Cat Beard photographs that have been created so far:

Photograph by Dave Rudolph:

Photograph by Dave Rudolph:

Photograph by Sam Chapel

Photograph by Sam Chapel

Photograph by Zulfadli Isa

Photograph by Zulfadli Isa

Photograph by Julia Budaeva

Photograph by Julia Budaeva

Photograph by mr_seltzer

Photograph by @mr_seltzer

Photograph by @bestill_foramoment

Photograph by @bestill_foramoment

Photograph by Briana Nguyen

Photograph by Briana Nguyen

Photograph by Jaume Carrió

Photograph by Jaume Carrió

Photograph by Annie Sibthorp

Photograph by Annie Sibthorp

A quick search on Google Trends reveals that “cat beard” has become quite a trend in 2013 (though the term did exist for a number of years before):

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If you’d like to participate in this latest meme with your own cat, just tag your photo with the hashtag #catbeard on your favorite photo sharing service. Instagram currently has over 1000 photographs with that tag. There’s also a new website dedicated to featuring Cat Beard photos.

(via Know Your Meme via Laughing Squid)