Japanese YouTube cat celebrity, Maru. This month’s contribution to the Blog of Funny Names.
I’m eating at a sushi bar called Sushi Maru with my better half. Being a Trekkie, I mentioned the Kobayashi Maru to my husband. We toasted Leonard Nimoy.
Followed by what the heck does Maru mean in Japanese.
Buckle your seat belts people we are crossing into the Neutral Zone. In Star Trek it is the “no-win scenario” or “impossible situation”. But is that what it means?
Inquiring minds use their iPhones.
After a brief search we discovered the restaurant wasn’t cleverly named Sushi “Impossible” or Sushi “Situation”. Both would have been cool. Maru according to our source meant “circle” or “round” and referred to the conveyor system transporting our meal.
Isn’t the internet great?
It also lead to another discovery. Maru the Cat. A genuine Japanese cat celebrity.
Im-paws-ible you say.
Maru, a Scottish Fold—straight ear variety—entertains nearly half a million followers on YouTube. His channel is named…
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