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20 Fun Facts About Felines

6/26/18 11:06 AM / by Mia Holland

Think you know everything about cats? Think again! Here are 20 interesting facts about cats that you probably don't know:

  1. A group of cats is called a clowder.
  2. A cat named Stubbs has been the mayor of a town in Alaska for 15 years.
  3. Cats cannot taste sweets.
  4. Adult cats only meow to communicate with humans.
  5. The richest cat in the world is worth $13 million dollars. His owner left her fortune to him when she passed.
  6. Cats are actually lactose intolerant and shouldn't consumer milk.
  7. The technical term for "hairball" is "bezoar."
  8. Male cats are typically left-pawed while female cats are technically right-pawed.
  9. Abraham Lincoln had four pet cats while in the White House.
  10. Cats can jump up to 6x their length.
  11. A house cat runs faster than Usain Bolt.
  12. Cats use their whiskers to detect if they can fit through a space.
  13. A cat's nose is ridged with a unique pattern, just like a human's fingerprint.
  14. Black cats are considered bad luck in the United States, but they are considered good luck in the United Kingdom and Australia.
  15. Men who own cats tend to be luckier in love because they are perceived as more sensitive.
  16. Cats sleep 70% of their lives.
  17. Cats make more than 100 different sounds whereas dogs only make around 10.
  18. Cats can move their ears 180 degrees and separately.
  19.  A cat has detected his human's breast cancer.
  20. If you want to adopt a cat, you can visit adopets.org and find one in your area.

 

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Mia Holland

Written by Mia Holland