Yes, Microsoft did add a flamethrower to its Ninjacat Unicorn statue

Some of the world's brightest and most talented software engineers gather every day in Redmond, Wash., to build software and services that help shape our modern world.

Whether it's Windows on our computers, Xbox in our living rooms, or Office in our ... offices. Microsoft is everywhere, owing to the company's relentless tenacity, innovation and passion. But sometimes the company goes too damn far.

The Microsoft Ninjacat, started as a joke between employees, has become an unofficial mascot of sorts for the Windows Insider Program. Microsoft is quite fond of the little character, baking unique emojis into Windows 10, while producing merchandise internally to celebrate the tenacious critter.

As I discovered on my own trip to Redmond, Microsoft even has a large Ninjacat statue, positioned proudly in an area known as "The Commons," where employees and visitors can grab lunch, hang out and even shop. That same statue recently received a fiery upgrade (via Carmen Crincoli).

So, if you ever wondered what the Microsoft Ninjacat riding a Unicorn might look like in real life, you're one step closer to the answer.

Happy Friday, Microsofties.

Jez Corden
Co-Managing Editor

Jez Corden is a Managing Editor at Windows Central, focusing primarily on all things Xbox and gaming. Jez is known for breaking exclusive news and analysis as relates to the Microsoft ecosystem while being powered by tea. Follow on Twitter @JezCorden and listen to his XB2 Podcast, all about, you guessed it, Xbox!