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The Chicago Tribune made an adorable mistake today

For 15 minutes, the Chicago Tribune's homepage was extra furry.


Audra Schroeder

Internet Culture

Posted on Jul 30, 2013   Updated on Jun 1, 2021, 10:23 am CDT

If you weren’t looking at the Chicago Tribune around 9:53 this morning, you likely missed a glimpse behind the Internet curtain.

For roughly 15 minutes, the newspaper’s homepage was missing the image and text of its lead story. Instead, there was a photo of an adorable gray kitten and the placeholder text. Or rather, test. Test, test, test, test.

It has of course been fixed by now, but is comforting to see a reputable journalistic institution’s homepage turned into a random piece of abstract art every once in awhile. Keeps the Internet balanced. Also, cats.

Photo via Freddycat1/Flickr

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*First Published: Jul 30, 2013, 3:33 pm CDT