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Zippocat was a shock video published on July 22, 2005 to that later became an internet meme. The video depicted a small gray kitten named Sonny being pet then held upside-down by a German/Belgian man. A few seconds after, the man would set the cat on fire with a zippo lighter and burn it alive while continuing to record. The video lasts 4 minutes and 12 seconds, and was promptly removed from and gained an unknown number of views before deletion. The video was believed to have been lost until 2022, when a Screamer Wiki user found a video download on However, due to the legality of the video, the user chose to not share the video to the public.


On June 8, 2007, a page on YTMND was created titled "Zippo cat". The page contains an image displaying 15 still frames from the original video, showing the cat getting lit on fire. A text on the page reads "No, it's not alright ki", "No chapstick for you!". The page also plays E1M1 (At Doom's Gate) in the background. Everything about the page, from the images to the music and the chapstick inside joke implies that the page was most likely made by some kid online with a weird sense of humor.

Many users 5'd (slang for rating something five stars) this page. On the comments of the page, a user called "Spotz" claimed "he 5'd" because of the soundtrack of the site, to which a user named "Gecko" replied with "Nothing justifies 5'ing burning kittens. Not even Doom music." Those four words at the end of the reply later became an internet meme.

Creator's arrest

Thumbnail of the Zippocat video from

The administrators of the website tracked down the video's uploader and the actual killer of the cat, which took them only two days. The uploader was a 15-year-old Belgium male and the actual killer was a 26-year-old Belgium male, and both men were eventually arrested.[1]


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