Cats are amazing creatures and have been living side by side with humans for a very long time. We put together 15 fun cat facts that we hope you will find interesting.
1. There are cats who have survived falls from over 32 stories (320 meters) onto concrete.
2. A group of cats is called a clowder.
3. Cats have over 20 muscles that control their ears.
4. Cats sleep 70% of their lives.
5. A cat was mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska, for 20 years until he sadly passed away. His name was Stubbs.
6. Evidence suggests domesticated cats have been around since at least 3600 B.C., 2,000 years before Egypt’s pharaohs.
7. A cat’s purr may be a form of self-healing, as it can be a sign of nervousness as well as contentment.
8. Adult cats only meow to communicate with humans.
9. The world’s richest cat is worth $13 million after his human passed away and left her fortune to him.
10. Your cat recognises your voice but just acts too cool to care (probably because they are).
11. Cats are can be lactose intolerant, so stop giving them milk!
12. Basically all cartoon cats lied to us: Raw fish is not good for cats as well.
13. In the 1960s, the CIA tried to turn a cat into a bonafide spy by implanting a microphone into her ear and a radio transmitter at the base of her skull. She somehow survived the surgery but got hit by a taxi on her first mission.
14. Female cats are typically right-pawed while male cats are typically left-pawed.
15. Cats make more than 100 different sounds whereas dogs make around 10.