- Cats have 32 muscles that control the outer ear while humans have only 6.
- There are
- more than
- cat breeds.
- Cats can't taste sweetness.
- Some cats have survived falls from over 32 stories (105 meters) onto concrete, due largely to their “righting reflex.”
- The longest cat ever measured 48.5 inches (1.23 m) when fully stretched out.
- 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.
- One study found neutered male cats live 62% longer than unneutered ones.
- Cats recognize owners' voices but seem too cool to care, according to a study.
- Cats have
- Cats have +100 sounds in their vocal repertoire,
- 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.
- The first cloned cat was called "CC", short for "Carbon Copy."
- A physicist made his cat the co-author of his scientific paper to avoid replacing "we" with "I" throughout his paper.
- Cats sweat through their paws.
- Cat kidneys
- are so efficient
- they can rehydrate
- Cats can't see
- directly below their noses.
- A cat's tail contains nearly 10% of all the bones in its body.
- The Guinness World Records stopped awarding the fattest cats or any other animal to discourage deliberate overfeeding.
- Cats can become addicted to tuna and refuse to eat anything else, becoming what's known as 'tuna junkies.'
- Charles Domery, a Polish soldier of the 18th century, was recorded as having eaten 174 cats in a year.
- A cat nicknamed "Unsinkable Sam" survived the sinking of three separate ships during WW2.
- 1 in 200 cats suffer from asthma.