Cats Facts

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Looking for amazing facts and informations about Cats? Below you can discover seventeen curiosities that are real, even if they are weird or funny, so please make sure to vote what you think is interesting!

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Some cats have survived falls of over 65 feet (20 meters), due largely to their “righting reflex.” The eyes and balance organs in the inner ear tell it where it is in space so the cat can land on its feet. Even cats without a tail have this ability.
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In Ancient Egypt, when a person’s house cat passed away, the owner would shave their eyebrows to reflect their grief.
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The first cartoon cat was Felix the Cat in 1919. In 1940, Tom and Jerry starred in the first theatrical cartoon “Puss Gets the Boot.”
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A cat has 244 bones in its entire body—even more than a human, who only has 206 bones.
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Unlike humans, cats are usually lefties. Studies indicate that their left paw is typically their dominant paw.
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Cats were considered sacred in Ancient Egypt.
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Abraham Lincoln kept four cats in the White House.
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Approximately 40,000 people are bitten by cats in the U.S. annually.
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A cat can’t climb head first down a tree because every claw on a cat’s paw points the same way. To get down from a tree, a cat must back down.
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A cat’s hearing is better than a dog’s. And a cat can hear high-frequency sounds up to two octaves higher than a human.
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Rome has more homeless cats per square mile than any other city in the world.
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In Japan, black cats are considered good luck charms or omens of good luck.
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There are documented tales of cats nursing ducklings, and, as the ducks grow, the two creatures living in harmony as members of the same family rather than becoming enemies!
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Cats only use their meows to talk to humans, not each other. The only time they meow to communicate with other felines is when they are kittens to signal to their mother.
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The longest living cat on record according to the Guinness Book belongs to the late Creme Puff of Austin, Texas who lived to the ripe old age of 38 years and 3 days!
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In Japan, cats are thought to have the power to turn into super spirits when they die. This may be because according to the Buddhist religion, the body of the cat is the temporary resting place of very spiritual people
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Sir Isaac Newton is credited with creating the concept for the pet door that many cats use today to travel outdoors.

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