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37 Random Cat Facts You Probably Did Not Know

37 Random Cat Facts You Probably Did Not Know

  1. Most do not like sweet things. However I know my cat loves Ice cream
  2. When a cats chases their prey, it keeps its head level and eyes focused.
  3. A bezoar is the real name for a hairball.
  4. A group of cats more than 3 is called a “clowder.”
  5. Why do they get stuck in trees? This is because a cats claws curve in the same direction making it easy to climb up but impossible to climb down.
  6. It is said that cats can make about 100 different sounds. Comparing it to a Dogs which can only make about 10. #stupiddogs #catsrule
  7. Cats could have prevented the Black Plague!
  8. In 1963 the first feline was in space. Felicette was a French kitty with a nick name of Astrocat. The France sent the cat into outer space. She survived the trip.
  9. Approximately 40,000 people are bitten by felines in the U.S. each year.
  10. Cats are North America’s most popular pet. Over 30% of households in North America own a kitty. “Which means cats are better than dogs”
  11. A feline’s hearing is extraordinarily better than a dog’s. A Cat can also hear sounds that we humans could never hear.
  12. A feline can run at a top speed of 31 mph.
  13. When you think your kitty is rubbing up against you to be sweet think again! It actually marking you as its territory by releasing it’s sent onto you through the oil glands in its head and tail.
  14. Felines can make a purring sound up to 25 times per second!
  15. Most cats give birth to an average litter of one and nine kittens.
  16. Smuggling a cat out of ancient Egypt was punishable by death. When someone got caught smuggled out a dog the Pharos would banish the person making them take the dog with them. ( I just made that last part up, seems right )
  17. A cat’s brain is biologically similar to a human brain and cats have identical regions in their brains that are responsible for emotions. The Dogs brain best resembled a carrots.
  18. In Britain and Australia black cats are considered lucky and in the Americas and Europe the black cat is a symbol of bad luck.
  19. The largest domestic cat breed is the Main Coon
  20. The smallest pedigreed cat is the Singapura
  21. Cats can survived falls of over 65 feet.
  22. A cat can jump up to five times its own height.
  23. The Turkish Van is one species of cat that actually enjoys swimming. This is due to the unique coat of fur that makes them water resistant.
  24. The oldest species of cat is called The Egyptian Mau, it is so old that the name Mau means cat in the Egyptian language.
  25. A cat usually has 12 whiskers on each side of its face and the cat uses the whiskers as a way to measure if it can fit between something. (Dogs usually see if they can fit between something by running face first into it, the popular item of choice is usually a car.)
  26. Cats don’t see color as well as humans. In fact Scientists believe grass appears red to cats. ( I don’t believe this because I have a Deuteranomaly colorblind disorder and I once bought green pants because I thought they were a soft tan)
  27. Cats can spend up to 2/3 of every day just sleeping.
  28. The ability of a cat to find its way home is called “psi-traveling.” Experts think cats either use the angle of the sunlight to find their way or that cats have magnetized cells in their brains that act as compasses.
  29. A cat’s jaw can’t move sideways
  30. Cats only meow at humans and not each other.
  31. A cat lover is called an Ailurophilia. ( Consider me THE Ailurophilia)
  32. A cat can typically can live up to 20 years, this is the equivalency of about 96 human years.
  33. A cat’s normal body temperature is between 100.5 ° and 102.5°F. Just like humans you can tell if your cat is sick if their body temperature is outside this range.
  34. The nose of a cat has a texture that acts like the equivalency to a humans finger print
  35. Cats only sweat only through their paws.
  36. Cats are so sensitive to vibrations that they can detect earthquake tremors 10 to 15 minutes before a humans can.
  37. A female cat is called a queen or a molly. (What’s a female dog called again?)

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