This funny infographic researched and compiled by the editors at Best Sociology Programs makes sense of the Internet's on-going public obsession with cats.

The infographic attempts to justify exactly why. Some of the reasons listed are a bit confusing: cats are cute, but they are also not cute. But the rest on the list is very much agreeable: cat humor requires no explanation and thus, the perfect mindless distraction from complex lives.

The infographic also takes a look at humans' history with cats, dating back to the Egyptians and their love for the creatures. It is also discussed in this graphic that cats are taking over the Internet and that the current cat trend is the grumpy cat. And of course, the infographic includes a couple snapshots of the cutest cats that are also very creepy at the same time. Infographics couldn't get any more useful to life than this one.