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22 Facts about Cats


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Cats are America's most popular pets: there are 88 million cats compared to 74 million dogs.
Some cats have survived falls from over 32 stories (320 meters) onto concrete, due largely to their “righting reflex.”
Every year, nearly four million cats are eaten in China as a delicacy.
Cats have 32 muscles that control the outer ear, while humans have only 6.
A cat has been the mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska for 15 years.
Cats can't taste sweetness.
Cats sleep for
70% of their lives.
The longest cat ever measured 48.5 inches (1.23 m) when fully stretched out.
The oldest video of cats on YouTube dates from 1894.
Owning a cat can reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes by more than a third, researchers found.
Adult cats only meow to communicate with humans.
The CIA spent US$20 million in the 60s training cats to spy on the Soviets. The first spy cat was hit by a taxi.
A cat inherited a US$13 million fortune from its owner in Italy.
In Korea and Japan, there is a Cat Cafe where you can go to drink coffee and hang out with cats for hours.
Cats recognize owners' voices but seem too cool to care, according to a study.
Ancient Egyptians shaved off their eyebrows to mourn the death of their cats.
Cats have
three eyelids.
Black cats are considered to bring
good luck
in Japan.
Cats have +100 sounds in their vocal repertoire,
while dogs have only 10.
A fingerprint is to a human as a nose is to a cat.
The world's smallest cat is called "Tinker Toy" and he's just 2.75 inches (7 cm) tall.
There's a theater in Russia where all the actors are cats.
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