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Top 50 Amazing Facts About Cats | Amazing Facts 4U

  1. Cats are America’s most popular pets. There are 88 million cats compared to 74 million dogs. Cats number more than 500 million in the world.
  2. Cats in world history are as prevalent more so than dogs. They have been loved, worshipped, and hated for thousands of years. Each culture had different ideas about the cats.
  3. Amazingly kittens are born both blind and deaf. They are generally born with blue eyes. They will change color as they grow older.
  4. Normal temperature of the cat is 101.5 Degree Fahrenheit.
  5. The only domestic animal not mentioned in the Bible is the cat.
  6. The average lifespan of an indoor cat is around 15 years, while the average for an outdoor cat is only 3 to 5 years.
  7. While a male cat is called a ‘tom’, a female is called a ‘queen’ or a ‘molly’.
  8. Cats like humans are either left or right handed. Male cats tend to be left-pawed, while females are often right-pawed.
  9. A cat can jump up to five times its height in a single leap.
  10. Cats are the cleanest animals on earth . They regularly bath themselves to keep clean.
  11. Fact is that cat’s are the mammals with the largest eyes. However the majority of cats do not have any eyelashes.
  12. Cat’s eyes can see in the dark  at 1/6 th light required  for human vision. However cats cannot see directly under their noses. Studies have shown that cats are able to see greens, reds, and blues.
  13. The Snow Leopard, a variety of the California Spangled Cat, always has blue eyes.
  14. Amazing fact is that cat can hear ultrasonic sounds which dog and human can’t hear. It can tap the communication between rats in ultrasonic range.
  15. Amazingly cats make over 100 different vocal sounds. In contrast dogs can make about 10.
  16. A cat will never meow at another cat. Cats use this sound only for humans. To communicate with other cats, they will usually hiss, purr and spit. Cats purr at 26 cycles per second, the same as an idling diesel engine.
  17. One way to prevent a cat from going into a certain location is to make it smell bad.  A cat’s most unappealing smell is a lemon or orange scent .
  18. Cats sleep 70% of their lifetime. We humans only sleep 30%
  19. Sticking to their picky nature, the majority of cats prefer their food at room temperature and will refuse food that is too cold or warm.
  20. Amazingly a cat’s jaw cannot move sideways so they cannot chew large chunks of food.
  21. Cats only have 473 taste buds, while people have 9,000. The fact is unlike humans and dogs cat’s taste buds can’t taste sweet thing.
  22. Amazingly cats can drink sea water to re-hydrate themselves !  Unlike humans , the kidneys are able to expel the salt while allowing the potable water to re-hydrate the feline in order to help it survive.
  23. Amazingly cats are lactose intolerant. As a general rule, they shouldn’t drink milk.
  24. Taurine, a popular energy drink ingredient, is required in cat food products. Without it, cats will lose their fur, teeth, and eyesight .
  25. Just like with human fingerprints, each cat’s nose pad has a unique pattern.
  26. Amazingly cats have 32 muscles that control the outer ear, while humans have only 6.
  27. Cat’s have 24 more bones than humans.
  28. A cat has 4 rows of whiskers which is used to determine the precise width of any passage.
  29. Cat’s front paws have five toes while back paws has four.
  30. Cats sweat through the pads of their feet.
  31. Cat’s can run at 30 miles per hour and can outrun the fastest man.
  32. Amazingly cats that fall from higher than 7 stories get fewer injuries than those that fall from lower levels.
  33. Cats bend their ‘knees’ backwards because those are actually their ankles!
  34. Cats “Headbutt” people because they make them feel safe, or they trust them.
  35. Cats have no naturally occurring antibodies against dog’s blood, so they can receive dog’s blood in life threatening situations, but only once. The second time proves fatal.
  36. In Japan they have “Cat Cafes”, coffee shops where you can hang out with cats.
  37. Amazing fact is that a cat has been the mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska for 15 years.
  38. The domestic cat is a revered animal in Islam. It is admired for its cleanliness as well as for being loved by Prophet Muhammad.
  39. Amazingly a cat inherited a US$13 million fortune from its owner in Italy.
  40. The CIA spent US$20 million in the 60’s training cats to spy on the Soviets but trained cat equipped to spy on Soviets got hit by a taxi.
  41. “Unsinkable Sam” known to the Germans as “Oscar” was a cat that served on 3 warships, one German and two British, all sank in action. The cat survived each sinking, floating away on wooden planks to rescue.
  42. Declawing cats is legal in most US states but forbidden by the European Union.
  43. The Indiana State Prison started a cat program where inmates are allowed to adopt and keep a cat inside their cell improving their mood and temperament.
  44. There are at least 22 cat statues scattered about the city of York in England, on top of buildings and houses. They are thought to have been put in place as far back as the early 19th century. Residents personally decorate these statues and the cats are said to protect the city’s residents.
  45. The RMS Empress of Ireland had a cat named Emmy, who never missed a voyage until May 28, 1914 when Emmy refused to go aboard. The ship left without her and sunk the next day.
  46. In 1879, cats were used to deliver mail in Belgium. It was unsuccessful.
  47. When physics Professor Jack H. Hetherington learned that he couldn’t be the sole author on a paper, because he used words like “we” “our”, rather than rewriting the paper he added his cat as an author.
  48. At night, Disneyland becomes overrun by stray cats. Disney embraces them because they keep the mouse population in check and treat them like pets, including spaying and neutering them and giving them shots.
  49. Cats have been blamed for the global extinction of 33 species.
  50. Sir Isaac Newton, was a true cat lover he even invented the first kitty door so then could come and go as they please.

By Amazing Facts 4U Team

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