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Interesting cat facts

Updated on March 1, 2013

Did you know?

  • The technical term for a cat's hairball is a bezoar
  • A group of cats is called a clowder
  • Cat's brains are more similar to a human's than a dog's
  • Cat's are north america's most popular pet
  • Cats can hear up to 2 octaves higher than a human
  • Some cats have survived falls of over 65 feet
  • Cats rubbing up against a human is both a sign of affection and the cat marking it's territory
  • The largest litter of kittens ever produced was 14.

  • The biggest wild cat today is the siberian tiger
  • The smallest wild cat today is the black-footed cat
  • Cats hate water because their fur cannot insulate well when it is wet
  • In the original italian version of Cinderella, the fairy god mother was a cat
  • Isaac newton invented the cat flap
  • The cheetah is the only cat that does not sheathe it's claws when at rest.

  • Cats can rotate their ears 180 degrees
  • Kitten growth hormones are released only when the kitten sleeps
  • A cat can fit through any opening it can get it's head through
  • Cats are extremely sensitive to vibrations
  • The record for the highest non-fatal fall was from a cat named Andy who fell 16 stories and survived
  • A cat named black was left 15 million euros by his owner



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      your boss 4 years ago

      nice to see you spend more time on cat facts than your job get your head out of the clouds and think about work you babboon

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      catgypsy 4 years ago from the South

      Some terrific facts! There were so many I did not know and I thought I knew just about everything about cats (I have 24).

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      Bishop55 4 years ago

      I loved reading this. And Black was a lucky cat!

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      Eddie Mekolon 4 years ago

      Pamela: Thanks for the compliments and especially the share. I'm glad you enjoyed the post.

      Ytsenoh: Thanks, I'm glad you liked it, and yeah that came as a shocker to me when I first learned it to.

      Prasetio: Thanks, I'm glad it helped or was atleast interesting to you. And I wish you and your kittens well

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Very informative hub about the cats. I have beautiful kittens. I am glad to know about this from you. Voted up!


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      Cathy 4 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

      Eddie, interesting facts you have shared. I love cats. I did not know their mind was closer to a human's. Maybe that's why some people are so catlike. Thanks.

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      Pamela Kinnaird W 4 years ago from Maui and Arizona

      These really are interesting facts. New facts about cats -- including the Big Cats and the little cats -- are always worth reading. Voting up, useful, interesting, awesome and sharing.