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Cats Facts

Cats Facts

Cats are America’s most popular pets: there are 88 million cats compared to 74 million dogs.

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Some cats have survived falls from over 32 stories (320 meters) onto concrete, due largely to their “righting reflex.”

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Every year, nearly four million cats are eaten in China as a delicacy.

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Cats have 32 muscles that control the outer ear while humans have only 6.

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A cat has been the mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska for 15 years.

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Cats can’t taste sweetness.

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Cats sleep for 70% of their lives.

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The longest cat ever measured 48.5 inches (1.23 m) when fully stretched out.

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The oldest video of cats on YouTube dates from 1894.

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Owning a cat can reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes by more than a third, researchers found.

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Adult cats only meow to communicate with humans.

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The CIA spent US$20 million in the 60s training cats to spy on the Soviets. The first spy cat was hit by a taxi.

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A cat inherited a fortune of US$13 million from its owner in Italy.

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In Korea and Japan, there is a Cat Cafe where you can go to drink coffee and hang out with cats for hours.

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Cats recognize owners’ voices but seem too cool to care, according to a study.

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Ancient Egyptians shaved off their eyebrows to mourn the death of their cats.

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Cats have three eyelids.

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Black cats are considered to bring good luck in Japan.

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Cats have +100 sounds in their vocal repertoire,   while dogs have only 10.

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A fingerprint is to a human as a nose is to a cat.

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The world’s smallest cat is called “Tinker Toy” and he’s just 2.75 inches (7 cm) tall.

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There’s a theater in Russia where all the actors are cats.

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A cat called “Dusty” produced 420 kittens during her breeding life, a world record.

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Cleaning a cat’s litter box can get you Toxoplasmosis if the cat is infected. While pregnant, it can cause your baby to be born with cerebral palsy, seizures, and mental retardation.

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The first cloned cat was called “CC”, short for “Carbon Copy.”

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In Switzerland, some people still regularly eat dog and cat meat. It’s legal in the country.

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In Ancient Egypt, killing a cat, even accidentally, incurred the death penalty.

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In 2009, an accused Florida man said his cat downloaded child porn, not him.

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Declawing cats is legal in most U.S. states but banned in at least 22 countries including Germany, Finland, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

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In 1963, a cat called “Felicette” became the first feline in space.

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Cats are believed to be responsible for the extinction of several species of animals.

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Research has shown that domestic cats never forgive. They fail to show signs of reconciliation like other animals do.

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A physicist made his cat the co-author of his scientific paper to avoid replacing “we” with “I” throughout his paper.

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Cats sweat through their paws.

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Cats can dream. They produce the same brain wave patterns that we do when we dream.

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Cats can get sick or die from eating chocolate.

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More than 86,000 people are injured by tripping over their cats and dogs every year in the U.S.

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Cat kidneys are so efficient they can rehydrate by drinking seawater.

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Cats can swallow and digest their food without chewing it.

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Cats can’t see  directly below their noses.

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Scientists have created glow-in-the-dark cats by inserting the jellyfish protein that codes for bioluminescence into their genome.

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A cat’s tail contains nearly 10% of all the bones in its body.

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The Guinness World Records stopped awarding the fattest cats or any other animal to discourage deliberate overfeeding.

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Cats can become addicted to tuna and refuse to eat anything else, becoming what’s known as ‘tuna junkies.’

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Cats share 95.6% of their DNA with tigers.

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Cats, from lions and tigers right down to domestic felines, cannot taste anything sweet.

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Scientists believe cats are afraid of water because their ancestors lived in an area with very few large bodies of water and never had to learn how to swim.

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Dogs and cats tend to be right-pawed or left-pawed.

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Charles Domery, a Polish soldier of the 18th century, was recorded as having eaten 174 cats in a year.

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