Cat Animal Facts

Cat Animals are the beauty of the universe lets know about them an interesting and amazing facts. Also know about types, kindes, livings and eatings.

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  • Cats are America's most popular pets: there are 88 million cats compared to 74 million dogs.
  • Some cats have survived falls from over 32 stories (320 meters) onto concrete, due largely to their "righting reflex".
  • Every year, nearly four million cats are eaten in China as a delicacy.
  • Cats have 32 muscles that control the outer ear while humans have only 6.
  • A cat has been the mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska for 15 years.
  • Cats can't taste sweetness.
  • Cats sleep for 70% of their lives.
  • The longest cat ever measured 48.5 inches (1.23 m) when fully stretched out.
  • The oldest video of cats on YouTube dates from 1894.
  • Owning a cat can reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes by more than a third, researchers found.
  • Adult cats only meow to communicate with humans.
  • 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.
  • A cat inherited a fortune of US$13 million from its owner in Italy.
  • In Korea and Japan, there is a Cat Cafe where you can go to drink coffee and hang out with cats for hours.
  • Cats recognize owners' voices but seem too cool to care, according to a study.
  • Ancient Egyptians shaved off their eyebrows to mourn the death of their cats.
  • Cats have three eyelids.
  • Black cats are considered to bring good luck in Japan.
  • Cats have +100 sounds in their vocal repertoire, while dogs have only 10.
  • A fingerprint is to a human as a nose is to a cat.
  • The world's smallest cat is called "Tinker Toy" and he's just 2.75 inches (7 cm) tall.
  • There's a theater in Russia where all the actors are cats.
  • A cat called "Dusty" produced 420 kittens during her breeding life, a world record.
  • 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.
  • The first cloned cat was called "CC", short for "Carbon Copy."
  • In Switzerland, some people still regularly eat dog and cat meat. It's legal in the country.
  • In Ancient Egypt, killing a cat, even accidentally, incurred the death penalty.
  • In 2009, an accused Florida man said his cat downloaded child porn, not him.
  • 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.
  • In 1963, a cat called "Felicette" became the first feline in space.
  • Cats are believed to be responsible for the extinction of several species of animals.
  • Research has shown that domestic cats never forgive. They fail to show signs of reconciliation like other animals do.
  • A physicist made his cat the co-author of his scientific paper to avoid replacing "we" with "I" throughout his paper.
  • Cats sweat through their paws.
  • Cats can dream. They produce the same brain wave patterns that we do when we dream.
  • Cats can get sick or die from eating chocolate.
  • More than 86,000 people are injured by tripping over their cats and dogs every year in the U.S.
  • Cat kidneys are so efficient they can rehydrate by drinking seawater.
  • Cats can swallow and digest their food without chewing it.
  • Cats can't see directly below their noses.
  • Scientists have created glow-in-the-dark cats by inserting the jellyfish protein that codes for bioluminescence into their genome.
  • A cat's tail contains nearly 10% of all the bones in its body. he Guinness World Records stopped awarding the fattest cats or any other animal to discourage deliberate overfeeding.
  • Cats can become addicted to tuna and refuse to eat anything else, becoming what's known as 'tuna junkies.'
  • Cats share 95.6% of their DNA with tigers.
  • Cats, from lions and tigers right down to domestic felines, cannot taste anything sweet.
  • 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.
  • Dogs and cats tend to be right-pawed or left-pawed.
  • Charles Domery, a Polish soldier of the 18th century, was recorded as having eaten 174 cats in a year.
  • A cat nicknamed "Unsinkable Sam" survived the sinking of three separate ships during WW2.
  • 93% of dogs and 75 % of cats that go missing in the U.S. are returned safely, a study found.