Facts About Cats


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The 2 oldest cats on record lived to 38 and 34 years of age. Both were owned by the same person. The cats ate bacon, eggs, broccoli and … coffee. These record breaking cats lived in Austin, Texas.

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There are Cat Cafes in Japan and Taiwan where for an hourly rate, people can play with cats and have drinks.

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A State Prison in Indiana, lets murderers adopt and keep cats in their cells.

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Cats lift their tail and show you their butt as a nice way of saying they’re comfortable with you.

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Cats are the only animals who are unable to taste sweet flavors.

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On average, cats spend 2/3 of every day sleeping – meaning, a nine-year-old cat has been awake for only three years of its life. They sleep every day from 16 to 20 hours! Newborn kittens sleep almost 24/7.

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Adult cats only meow to communicate with humans. They rarely meow to other cats or animals. Just like small children, they alert people that they are cold, hungry, ill, bored or just to say hello.

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Cats can produce over 100 vocal sounds. Dogs can make only 10.

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A study suggests that keeping cats can increase chances of developing mental illnesses and cause suicidal behavior in women. The reason is a common parasite that could be caught from cat litter, so do not forget to throw it away.

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Cats fall asleep quickly and wake up intermittently to check if their environment is still safe.

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The effects catnip has on cats are similar to that of marijuana and LSD on humans. They usually stay high after sniffing and eating catnip for 5-10 minutes.

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Cats have scent glands on their face that release a pheromone when they rub against our bodies to say that they are ours, and we are theirs.

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Female cats can become pregnant by more than one male while in heat. That’s why they often have kittens so variable in colors and markings.

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A cat’s purr can promote healing, which is why cats purr when they are stressed or hurt. It’s also a tool of communication for cats and a way to show they are happy and pleased.

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Cats are the only known animal, aside from humans, that prefer to be given things freely rather than having to work for them.

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Cats are considered semi-domesticated. Deep inside they remain wild.

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Calico cat is not a separate breed. A domestic cat of any breed with a predominantly white coat that's patched with two other colors, mostly orange and black, is called a calico.

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65-85% of all white cats born with two blue eyes are deaf.

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Cat can drink seawater. Unlike humans, cats have kidneys that can filter out salt and use the water content to hydrate their bodies.

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Cats cannot see directly below their noses. That's why they miss food that is directly in front of them.

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The ridged pattern on cat’s nose is as unique as a human fingerprint..

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Kittens sleep a lot because their bodies release a growth hormone only when they are asleep.

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Adult cats don’t release any particular key hormones during sleep. They just snooze all day because they can.

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By neutering a cat, you add about two to three years to its life.

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Most female cats are right-pawed, and most male cats favor their left paws.

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Cats can run 3 mph faster than Usain Bolt.

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Cats can make over 100 vocal sounds.

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Cats purr at the same frequency as an idling diesel engine (26 purrs per second).

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Around 54 percent of cats in the U.S. are obese. This is also true with U.S. dogs.

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Japanese researchers have concluded that cats do recognize the sound of their owners voice, however they’ve evolved so as to not care when called.

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Taurine, a popular ingredient in energy drinks, is required in cat food products. Without it, cats will lose their fur, teeth and eyesight.

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