This recent story reminds me of an old morbid joke I heard as a kid. To this day, I still feel ashamed laughing at it:
How do you make a dog meow? You freeze it overnight and come morning, you run it through an electric saw - Meeeeeeaaaaoooooooowwww.Now that I've gotten this black humor out of the way, you might be interested in reading up about the infamous "Medieval rocket-cat" that's been going around the internet lately... turns out that 1) Yes, this is a real picture, and 2) No, the cat was not part of some sort of medieval space program. Check out the facts, courtesy of the Appendix Blog here.
Now how do you get a cat to bark? You douse it with gas and light a match - Woooooof!
Animation: Joseph Gagné