Just some Cat things and Cat Facts!

Cats are indeed wonderful creatures. On one hand, they will make you feel inferior with their calm and sarcastic looks – on the other they will sniff your face and embrace you as a human pillow. They’ll sleep all day and make you play with them after midnight and they will definitely make you their slaves. “As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat” and maybe the Cat owns you.

Here’s some of the interesting facts about them you may or may not know.

1. Cats have 30 teeth.

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2. Cats rub against us and scratch as a form of communication.

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3. On average, cats spend 2/3 of every day sleeping. That means a nine-year-old cat has been awake for only three years of its life.

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4. Cats began their unique relationship with humans 10,000 to 12,000 years ago in the Fertile Crescent, the geographic region where some of the earliest developments in human civilization occurred. 

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4. The first cat in space was a French cat named Felicette (a.k.a. “Astrocat”) In 1963, France blasted the cat into outer space. Electrodes implanted in her brains sent neurological signals back to Earth.

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5. Cats were considered to be swashbuckling adventurers and bringers of good luck. These cat heroes were welcomed on ships traveling on missions of exploration, trading and even battles. 

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5. They have scent glands on their cheeks and paws.

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6. Cats can travel at speeds of up to 30km per hour.

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7. Cats actually have dreams, just like us. They start dreaming when they reach a week old.

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8. Cats have the cognitive ability to sense a human’s feelings and overall mood.(and you thought they don’t care).

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9. The ridged pattern on cat’s nose is as unique as a human fingerprint.

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10. Cat’s brain is more complex than dogs and similar to humans.

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11. Cats can’t taste sweet things

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12. Cats spend almost 30 to 50 percent of the day cleaning and grooming themselves.

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13. Senior cats start to experience something like Alzheimer’s when they reach an old age, around age 8.

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14. Cats can change their meow to manipulate a human. They often imitate a human baby when they need food. 

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Special Note: Psychological studies have shown that cat owners are more logical and practical than dog owners. They tend to be more introverted than dog owners. Additionally, A new study shows that cat owners are less likely to die of a heart attack and other cardiovascular diseases than people who have never had a pet cat. 

Just saying 😀

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