Chicago Tribune Kitten Test: Newspaper's Website Briefly Taken Over By Adorable Pet (PHOTO)


Kitten season, indeed.

There was something just a little bit off about the home page of the Chicago Tribune's website for a brief period Tuesday morning.

chicago tribune website kitten

The kitten image clicked through to a "test, test, test"-filled "story" and the same pic of the anonymous, adorable pet.

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"It's like the internet swallowed a Gertrude Stein poem and pooped this out 16 minutes later," Gizmodo's Brian Barrett wrote of what the Tribune's Scott Kleinberg explained had been a glitch.

"Even dog lovers weren't upset. We do apologize, and we're working to make sure it doesn't happen again," Kleinberg continued.

Trib rival the Sun-Times weighed in too:

UPDATE: Anonymous no more: The kitten who made a cameo appearance on the Tribune's home page Tuesday is named Benton and he's up for adoption from Feline Friends, a no-kill cat rescue organization based in Chicago.

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