Smokey the loud purring cat aims for Guinness World Record

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    Smokey the cat, whose purr as loud as a Boeing 747, to make it into the Guinness world records.

    Smokey's owner Ruth Adams hopes the moggy can be entered into the record books as the loudest purring domestic cat on the planet.

    The 12-year-old moggy is 16 times louder than the average cat when she purrs, reaching 73 decibels.

    'Guinness has very strict criteria,' said Mrs Adams, from Northampton, who enlisted specialist help from her local college for the record attempt.

    Ray Meadham from Northampton College said: 'You don't get asked to help out with a world record attempt every day so of course we jumped at the chance.'

    The record attempt took place in Mrs Adam's house and Smokey was recorded with equipment usually used by music professionals.

    Smokey was said to have risen to the challenge as she purred perfectly for the microphone.

    Now Mrs Adams and Smokey are left twiddling their thumbs and paws as they await the verdict from Guinness.

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