21 Cool Facts About Cats

Do you know that cats have emotion too? That’s why you can make a wish of having a little cub as your pet. You can call your little cubMax or Bella or any other different names you wish. When you spent your time with it you will discover many interesting things about cats just like they spent a lot of times grooming or they can rotate ear 180 degree. Even if they eat your ice-cream, then don’t worry….!! They don’t taste sweet. Here are some interesting facts too that you probably don’t know but you should.

1. The Most Popular Pet in North America
Cats are North America’s most popular pets. There are 73 million cats compared to 63 million dogs. Over 30% of households in North America own a cat.

2. Cat Rub against People to Mark out Its Scent Glands
A cat rubs against people not only to be affectionate but also to mark out its territory with scent glands around its face. The tail area and paws also carry the cat’s scent.
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3. The Biggest Wild Cat Today
The biggest wildcat today is the Siberian Tiger. It can be more than 12 feet (3.6 m) long about the size of a small car. It can weigh up to 700 pounds (317 kg).

4. Cats Have Emotion Like Human
A cat’s brain is biologically more similar to a human brain. Both humans and cats have identical regions in their brains that are responsible for emotions.

Photo/ National Geographic

Photo/ National Geographic

5. Cats Really Can’t Taste Sweet Things
Cats aren’t interested in sweet stuff because of a defect in the gene. The Gene codes for part of the mammalian sweet taste receptor. The receptor contains two protein sub units, T1R2 and T1R3. The defect occurs on the T1R2 protein in domestic cats.

6. Disrupting Cats Routines Can Make Them Act Sick
If there’s a change in their routines, even healthy cats can exhibit symptoms of illness. Illness are including going to the bathroom outside the litter box, vomiting, and a decreased appetite.

7. Males have Barbed Penises
Hey, at one point, humans did, too. Scientists aren’t entirely sure what cats need the 120-plus backward-pointing spines for. They think that the spines encourage ovulation in the female.

8. Did Cats Really Come to Protects Food from Rats?
According to Hebrew legend, Noah prayed to God for help protecting all the food he stored on the ark from being eaten by rats. In reply, God made the lion sneeze, and out popped a cat.

9. Do You Know Cats Only Sweet through Their Paws?
Unlike humans, cats only sweat through their paws. This is why you may see them leave moist paw prints in the summer time!

10. Cats Use Their ‘Nose’ to Greet One Another!
Humans greet each other by shaking hands. Cats greet one another by touching their noses together.

11. Most Cats Doesn’t Prefer Get Wet
Cats hate the water because their fur does not insulate well when it’s wet. The Turkish Van is one cat that likes swimming. Bred in central Asia, its coat has a unique texture that makes it water resistant.

12. A Cat’s Eyesight Is Both Better And Worse Than Humans
It is better because cats can see in much dimmer light and they have a wider peripheral view. It’s worse because they don’t see color as well as humans do. Scientists believe grass appears red to cats.

13. The World’s Rarest Coffee-Kopi Luwak- Comes From Cats Stomach
Kopi Luwak, comes from Indonesia where a wildcat known as the luwak lives. The cat eats coffee berries and the coffee beans inside pass through the stomach. The beans are harvested from the cat’s dung heaps and then cleaned and roasted. Kopi Luwak sells for about $500 for a 450 g (1 lb) bag.

14. A Cat Has 24 More Bones Than A Human
A cat has 230 bones in its body. A human has 206. A cat has no collarbone, so it can fit through any opening the size of its head.

15. Cats Spend A Lot of Time Grooming
Cats spend between 30 and 50 percent of their days cleaning themselves.Self-cleaning has a number of benefits. It helps cool cats off, comforts them, stimulates circulation, and keeps them clean of odors that might attract predators. Sometimes, your cat might even groom you—that’s her way of showing affection and marking you as one of her family group.

16. Cats Rotate Its Ear 180 Degree!
Cats have 32 muscles that control the outer ear. Humans have only 6. A cat can independently rotate its ears 180 degrees.

17. Do You Know Cats Have Different Pattern of Their Nose Pad!
A cat’s nose pad is ridged with a unique pattern. It’s just like the fingerprint of a human.

18. Andy Holds The Record for The Longest Non-Fatal Fall
The cat who holds the record for the longest non-fatal fall is Andy. He fell from the 16th floor of an apartment building (about 200 ft/.06 km) and survived.

19. Unhealthy Foods Cause Trouble Your Cat
Foods that should not be given to cats include onions, garlic, green tomatoes, raw potatoes, chocolate, grapes, and raisins. Though milk is not toxic, it can cause an upset stomach and gas. Tylenol and aspirin are extremely toxic to cats, as are many common houseplants.

20. Feral cats wander farther than free-roaming house cats.
The feral cats traveled more than free-roaming house cats.Feral cats were also more active than house cats. House cats spent 97 percent of their time sleeping or engaged in low levels of activity. A mere 3 percent of their time was spent engaged in high levels of activity, like running or stalking prey. The feral cats were active 14 percent of the time.

21. Hamlet- The Cat Made The Biggest Air Travel
The most traveled cat is Hamlet, who escaped from his carrier while on a flight. He hid for seven weeks behind a panel on the airplane. By the time he was discovered, he had traveled nearly 373,000 miles (600,000 km).