The internet loves funny cats, and the newest viral trend for the past month or so has been the fear of the cucumber.

Why do cucumbers make cats want to jump out of their skin?

It's cheap entertainment to put a large cucumber behind a cat and wait for him to turn around  It cracks up everyone but the cat! Does anything make a cat jump higher?

So why are cats so darned afraid of these veggies? The experts say it's because cats are wired to be deathly afraid of snakes, and a cucumber looks enough like a snake to make the natural avoidance instincts kick in.

The fact that these cat versus cucumber videos have gone viral is great for everyone but cats, because now every cat owner torturing their cats to see if they too have cucumber fright.

Sorry cats! But thanks the the entertainment.