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Most Interesting Cat Facts.

There are so many interesting facts about cats that you probably haven’t heard of, from the world’s largest cat, to the surprising way they walk. Their mysterious personalities and adorable looks have made them an incredibly popular pet.  Approximately 94 million cats in the United States are the proud owners of humans, and we wouldn’t have it any other way! Many of us cat lovers are intrigued by all things feline, so we’ve done the homework for you and dug up some purrfect cat facts.

Just as you know sharing with you the most amazing and fun facts about everything and anything is what we’re really good at, we can’t miss the chance to share with you the most interesting facts about cats, one of our most trusted animal friends in the universe, prepare to get your mind blown by the interesting cat facts you’re about to discover are really true about cats.

Unknown Facts About Cats You Should Know.

  • Cats spend 70% of their lives sleeping.

10 Less-Known Facts About Cats

 

  • A cat has the power to sometimes heal themselves by purring.

The Healing Power of the Cat Purr | Mental Floss

  • In 1963 a cat went to space.

The first cat to fly in space and live to meow about it is getting ...

On October 18th 1963 Felicette, also known as ‘Astrocat’ was the first and only cat to go to space.

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  • House cats share 95.6% of their genetic makeup with tigers.

Your Cat Is Over 95% Tiger Inside - The Purrington Post

  • Didga the cat can perform 24 tricks in one minute.

GuinnessWorldRecords on Twitter: "A cat that does tricks? Why yes ...

Didga completed a series of tricks from rolling over, to even jumping a bar whilst on a skateboard!

  • Cats only use their meows to talk to humans, not each other.

Cat experts reveal the meaning behind different meows | The ...

The only time they meow to communicate with other felines is when they are kittens to signal to their mother.

  • Scientists do not know why cats meow.
  • According to the Guinness Book record belongs the longest living cat lived to the ripe old age of 38 years and 3 days.

25 Interesting Facts About Cats You May Not Have Known - Cole ...

  • A house cat can reach speeds of up to 30 mph.

How Fast Can a Cat Run, How High Can a Cat Jump & More! | Petfinder

  • Ancient Egyptians would shave off their eyebrows when their cats died.

Ancient Egyptians Believed Cats Had 'Divine Energy' | HowStuffWorks

Herodotus wrote in 440BC that when a pet cat died in Ancient Egyptian times the family members would shave off their eyebrows in mourning.

 

  • Cats walk like camels and giraffes.

Cats walk with a pacing gait...they move both legs on one side in ...

Their walking sequence is both right feet first, followed by both left feet.

 

  • The richest cat in the world had £7 million

The Richest Pet in the World Is Worth $375 Million

When his millionaire owner passed away he refused to recognize his family in his will and instead gave his 7-million-pound fortune to Blackie!

  • A cat’s cerebral cortex contains about twice as many neurons as that of dogs.

Which are smarter, cats or dogs? We asked a scientist | PBS NewsHour

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  • The average cat can jump 8 feet in a single bound–nearly six times its body length.

How high can a cat jump? - Quora

  • Sir Isaac Newton is credited with creating the concept for the pet door that many cats use today to travel outdoors.

Sureflap Small Dog Door | AustraliaPetDoors.com.au

  • A cat was the Mayor of an Alaskan town for 20 years.

Mayor Stubbs The Cat: Meet The Alaskan Mayor Who Served 20 Years

  • The oldest known pet cat existed 9,500 years ago.

What are some mind-blowing facts about cats? - Quora

  • A cat’s smell is their strongest sense, and they rely on this leading sense to identify people and objects

25 Interesting Facts About Cats You May Not Have Known - Cole ...

  • Cats only sweat through their paws

9 Interesting Facts About Cat Paws - Catster

  • A group of cats is called a clowder.

What Is A Group Of Cats Called? The Social Solitary Animal

  • A female cat can be referred to as a molly or a queen, and a male cat is often labeled as a tom.

A male cat is called a Tom - but the name for a female cat is a ...

 

  • A cat’s nose is as unique as a human’s fingerprint.
  • Cats have 3 eyelids.

What Is Your Cat's Third Eyelid? And What Should You Do If Your ...

  • A cat has the ability to rotate their ears 180 degrees–with the help of 32 muscles

Cat Facts: 5 Amazing Facts About Your Cat's Ears - CatTime

  • Your cat’s heart beats at a rate almost double that of yours, from 110-140 beats per minute.

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  • Owning a cat is actually proven to be beneficial for your health.

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  • It is known that cats spend between 30 to 50 percent of their entire day grooming and taking care of themselves.

  • Allogrooming is a ritual in which cats groom other cats or sometimes humans.
  • The use of quotation marks(”) have a connection with cats.

This is known from the Hungarian word for quotation marks(”); macskaköröm. Which is translated to ‘Cat claws’

  • An adult cat has 244 bones in it’s body compared to the 206 bones adult humans have.
  • A study shows that you are more likely to own a cat if you went to college.
  • Their tails are used as balancing devices for when they’re jumping or when they are walking.
  • Some cats are known to have some extra toes. And cats with these extra toes are known as polydactyl.
  • Cats lack the ability to taste sweets.
  • Research has shown that the first domesticated cats lived around 3600 BC.
  • Majority of cats are known to be ambidextrous about 60% of them, while the remaining 40% are just like majority of humans who are either right or left handed.
  • Scientists have revealed that female cats are more likely to be left-pawned while the males are more likely to left-pawned.
  • They use whiskers to learn and understand the environment around them, it acts a sensory organ used in measuring and determining what space to fit into.
  • There are also whiskers on the backs of their front legs.
  • Among all mammals, cats have the biggest eyes when compared to their body size.
  • Cats can’t climb down trees head-first because their claws are curved downward.
  • Scientists have discovered that blue-eyed white cats are prone to going deaf.
  • Cats are believed to be the most popular pets in the US, there are an estimated 88 million of them(pet cats) in the US.
  • Research shows that there are an estimated 700 million feral cats in the US.
  • The first cat video ever known to have been recorded was in 1894.
  • While a group of cat is known as clowder, a group of kittens is known as a kindle.
  • There’s a recorded case of a naturally born green cat, it was born in the year 1995, in Denmark.

FAQ

  • What are 3 interesting facts about cats?
  1. Cats spend almost 70% of their lifetime sleeping.
  2. They can rotate their ears 180%
  3. Cats can hear 5 times better than a human.
  • How do cats help humans?

A cat’s purr can lower stress it can also help labored breathing, lower blood pressure, help heal infections.

  • Why are cats so special?

Cats are special because they’re less reliant on humans than dogs.

  • What are some good things about cats?
  1. They can lower your risk of heart disease.
  2. Their purr can heal your bones.
  3. They reduce stress ad anxiety.
  • What are 10 facts about cats?

There are more than 10 facts about cats in this cats facts list, scroll up.

  • Do cats fart?

Yes, cats fart.

  • Do cats know when you’re sad?

Yes, your cat knows when you’re sad, and they can react by spending more time with you.

  • Can cats be evil?

There’s no evidence to show that cats can be evil, they live their lives as cats would.

  • Do cats protect you?

Yes, your cat can be protective of you and yours.

  • Do cats know their name?

Yes, your cat knows when you’re calling it’s name.