Ladies and Gentleman… Guinness World Records has officially delcared that Merlin the cat of Devon, England has the loudest purr in the world!
His owner, Tracy Westwood, told Guinness, “Occasionally when he’s really loud I have to repeat myself. When you’re watching films you have to turn the telly up or put him out of the room. If he’s eating he’ll purr loudly. I can hear him when I’m drying my hair.” Dang! That’s loud!
This purr measures 67.8 decibels, beating the previous record set in 2011 of 67.68 decibels. That is loud enough to over-power an AC or dishwasher.
Listen to his insane purr: