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40 Fascinating Facts About Cats

Sometimes she is cuddly, sometimes a wild hunter, sometimes she is gentle, sometimes you can hardly tame her anymore: the cat. Many myths surround these loved ones and there are also many facts that even the biggest cat lover does not yet know. That’s why we have compiled 40 exciting facts about the cat.

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear to move the ears – humans, on the other hand, have only 6

The oldest ancestors of the cat lived already about 50 million years ago

The regular body temperature of adult cats is 38.3 to 39 °C

While humans & dogs move their heads up and down while hunting, a cat’s head always stays at a height

Hair bales spitting out cats (and other animal species) are called “Bezoar”

Aspirin can be fatal for the cat. What helps us against headaches is for nothing for Mizen.

Almost one in two cat owners have a picture of their pet in their wallet, a survey has revealed

Cats cannot climb upside down because their claws are “wrong around” – for example, they have to get the tree down just as they came up – with a view upwards.

The cat is said to have a seventh sense, it should be able to foresee events such as earthquakes. (In fact, they are probably just more responsive to vibrations and perceive a quake about 10 to 15 minutes in front of humans)

In Talkeetna, a town in Alaska, a cat was mayor for 15 years

Cat urine can be made to glow with UV light

For the keyword “cat” the search engine Google finds more than 30 million entries

The average life expectancy of a cat is 14 years

The oldest known cat to date was called Creme Puff, lived in Texas and was 38 years and 3 days old. In cat years this is about 169 years. Creme Puff died in 2005

The oldest, still living cat is called Corduroy. The cat comes from Oregon and turned 26 in August

Cat Merlin from Torquay is the loudest purring cat. His purring reached 67.8 db in one measurement. This makes his purring almost as loud as a ruse mower

The largest kitten litter consisted of 19 kittens, 15 of which survived

It is not true that cats should drink milk every day. If there is too much of it, they get diarrhea

The scientific name for the cat is “Felidae”

Cats purr about 1500 times per minute

The most popular cat breed is the European Shorthair, followed by Burma and Burma

Cat advertisements on TV appeal mainly for women

Cats were kept as pets 9500 years ago – the remains of a domestic cat from that time were not found in an Egyptian grave, but in a grave in Cyprus

In complete darkness, even cat eyes are not particularly effective, the pets see best when it is dull

Cats, like dogs, should be vaccinated against rabies on a regular basis

Among the most famous cats are Fritz the Cat from the 70s, Tom from the series Tom and Jerry and lasagne fan Garfield

Housing cats can also get diseases. We can bring pathogens from outside

While humans have only 34 spinal vertebrae, cats have 53. The cat’s back is therefore much more flexible

The cat is one of the most commonly used symbols and themes in literature (in “Alice in Wonderland”, “Views of the Hangover Murr” by E.T.A. Hoffmann or in “The People of Seldwyla” by Gottfried Keller)

Cats don’t always end up on their feet – that’s why: watch balcony climbers closely

Rome is also referred to as a cat city. Nowhere else are so many strays on the road

From the tenth birthday, a cat is one of the seniors

On average, a cat purrs 10,950 hours in its life

Some cats love garlic. However, since this is poisonous in larger quantities, just keep away from the cats!

The cat owner must pay for the damage caused by his animals, including strays

Harmful to cats include vinegar, coffee, onions and grapes

Cats sleep up to 16 hours a day, i.e. 70% of their lives

Another six hours (on average) cats spend daily with body care

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