106 Amazing Cat Facts


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1. Good dancing is indicative of superior health and reproductive potential, which is why people are attracted to talented dancers.
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2. Cats also have whiskers on the back of their front legs.
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3. Most cats have no eyelashes.
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4. Cats are one of the only animals to domesticate themselves and approached humans on their own terms
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5. Scatomanc y is telling the future by looking at turds.
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6. Old cats meow more because they have kitty Alzheimer's.
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7. A cat's IQ is only surpassed by that of monkeys and chimps in the world of animals.
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8. Catoptrophobia is the fear of mirrors.
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9. There is a cat in a Rhode Island nursing home that was able to predict 50 patient deaths and would curl up in bed with them till
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10. Herons can hold feathers in their mouths to use as a lure to catch fish.
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11. There are very few actual 'wild horses' anymore. You're more likely to find a feral horse, one whose ancestors were domesticated.
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12. According to a 2010 study from Cato, legalizing marijuana would generate $8.7 billion in federal and state tax revenue annually.
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13. The term 'devil's advocate' was originally the church official appointed to argue against a candidate for sainthood.
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14. Cat owners tend to be less manipulative, more modest, and more trustworthy than dog owners.
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15. Karl Lagerfeld’s cat has two maids who write down everything it does in a special book.
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16. The Catholic Church is the largest non-governmental provider of health services in the world.
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17. Domestic cats purr at about 26 cycles per second, which is around the same frequency as an idling diesel engine.
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18. A cat's nose pad is as unique as a human fingerprint. No two nose prints are identical.
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19. Today there are about 100 distinct breeds of the domestic cat.
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20. Cats make over 100 different vocal sounds; dogs can make about ten.
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21. Grumpy Cat earned more than Gwyneth Paltrow in 2014.
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22. Kittens are born both blind and deaf.
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23. According to Catholic tradition, the ‘Limbo of the Children’ is a nursery on the edge of Hell for unbaptised infants.
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24. Ancient Egyptians shaved their eyebrows in mourning when their cats died.
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25. A recent study found that cold viruses replicated more efficiently at colder temperatures, meaning that cold weather does cause colds.
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26. Cat night vision is 6 times better than human night vision
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27. Cats show trust by headbutting people.
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28. Children are more allergic to cockroaches than they are to cats.
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29. A study found that cats do not necessarily have a preference for their owners over strangers.
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30. "Went to my first party, drank for the first time, had my first kiss, lost my viginity, and got my first STD. Catholic girls party hard"-CSC
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31. The original grumpy cat suffers from dwarfism and that is how it got its expression.
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32. Cats are the only animals that purr. They can purr at around 26 cycles per second, which is the same frequency as an idling diesel engine.
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33. Cats have 32 muscles in each ear and can turn their ear very quickly to catch noise.
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34. 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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35. A group of wild cats is called a "destruction."
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36. Sad but true, the CIA once spent $20 million training cats to spy on the Soviets, but the first spy cat was hit by a taxi and died.
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37. The C.I.A. once spent $20 million USD training cats to spy on the Soviets, but the 1st spy cat was hit by a taxi.
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38. Cats 'Headbutt' people because they make them feel safe, or they trust them.
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39. Catapedamania is an excessive enthusiasm for jumping from high places.
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40. Cats cannot taste sweet things.
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41. Cats cough up about 180 hairballs during their lifetime
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42. Sir Isaac Newton invented the cat door.
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43. Cats have five toes on each front paw, but only four toes on each back paw.
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44. A cat can jump even seven times as high as it is tall.
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45. A study suggests that keeping cats can increase chances of developing mental illnesses, and cause suicidal behavior in females.
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46. To prevent illegal online download, a band named Guster, released an album with all the songs replaced by cat meows.
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47. Cats decided to live with humans on their own and domesticated themselves.
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48. Cats can hear ultrasound
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49. It was once believed that cats worshipped the devil.
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50. Cats drink by moving their tongues so quickly it forms a column of liquid that shoots into their mouths.
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51. If cats don’t encounter people by the time they’re 10 weeks old, they will always be scared of them.
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52. A cat’s brain can store 1,000 times more data than an iPad.
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53. Cat urine glows under a black-light.
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54. A litter of kittens is called a kindle, and a group of cats is called a clowder.
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55. Jaguars are the only big cats that don't roar.
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56. Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, dogs only have about ten.
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57. Cats are believed to be responsible for the extinction of several species of animals.
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58. A group of cats is called a clowder.
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59. In the Hundred Years War, dead soldiers had their faces burned off with hot irons to prevent identification.
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60. Cats �Headbutt� people because they make them feel safe, or they trust them.
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61. Cats tend to clean themselves after you pet them because they hate the human smell.
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62. A cat's ear has a total of thirty two muscles.
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63. Cats do not think that they are little people. They think that we are big cats.
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64. Julius Ceasar, Henri II, Charles XI, and Napoleon were all afraid of cats.
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65. Warren Beatty once worked as a rat catcher.
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66. Cats, namely stray and feral cats, have been blamed for the global extinction of 33 species.
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67. Domestic cats hate lemons or other citrus scents.
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68. Pumas don't really roar even though they are big cats. They prefer to make a series of sounds similar to whistles, squeaks and purrs.
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69. Over 200 mice are reported in the Houses of Parliament each year, but the authorities won’t get a cat because no one can be trusted to look after it responsibly.
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70. When cats blink slowly at you, it is a sign of affection referred to as a "cat kiss."
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71. A cat named Tama is a manager at a railway station in Japan, a job which pays her in cat food. During her tenure ridership has increased 10%
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72. Americans will spend more on cat food this year than baby food.
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73. Owning a cat can reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes by more than a third.
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74. 5% of cats are allergic to humans.
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75. Cat urine glows under a black-light!
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76. A cat can independently rotate its ears 180 degrees.
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77. There is a dating app that caters to the rich by weeding out the poor.
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78. A study suggests that keeping cats can increase chances of developing mental illnesses and cause suicidal behavior in women.
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79. Dogs and cats, like humans, are either right or left handed... or is that paws?!
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80. A cat cannot see directly under its nose. This is why the cat cannot seem to find tidbits on the floor.
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81. Owning a cat at home reduces the risk of heart attack by 40% and stroke by 30%.
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82. Catgut comes from sheep not cats.
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83. Cats are members of the Felidea family.
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84. A cat's sense of smell is about 14 times stronger than ours.
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85. Tomcat urine smells like cheddar cheese.
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86. A cat is pregnant for about 58-65 days.
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87. There are cats who have survived falls from over 32 stories.
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88. Cats get an average of 16 hours of sleep per day.
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89. Mother cats teach their kittens to use the litter box.
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90. Cats have an average of 24 whiskers, arranged in four horizontal rows on each side.
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91. Naked mole rats are immune to cancer because of a cell defense mechanism, that stops a cell from replicating.
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92. In the cat family, only cheetahs cannot retract their claws.
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93. Cats make over 100 different vocal sounds: dogs can make about ten.
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94. When given unlimited access to mice, cats will kill about 15 before stopping.
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95. Cat owners tend to be smarter than dog owners, according to a study.
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96. Cat food and fish are not interchangeable, fish is actually the third biggest allergen for cats, stick to cat food.
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97. The leader of Brighton council is called Jason Kitcat.
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98. 69% of the cocaine sold in the US contains de-worming medication.
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99. Cats have over 100 vocal chords.
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100. The US Air Force lost a nuclear bomb near the US East Coast. To this day, the location of the bomb is still unknown.
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101. Cats rub their faces against objects to claim them as their territory - When a cat rubs your face, you are considered their family.
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102. A total of 81 girls were named Cheetara after she was added to the "ThunderCats" line-up in 1985.
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103. Cats can form "wings."
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104. When you see a cat, slowly blink at it. If it blinks back, the cat is content with you.
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105. 82% of Catholics surveyed said birth control is morally OK.
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106. Cathisophobia is the fear of sitting.

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