Cats are America’s most popular pets: there are 88 million cats compared to 74 million dogs.
A genetic study in 2007 concluded that domestic cats are descended from Near Eastern wildcats, having diverged around 8,000 BCE in West Asia.
Every year, nearly four million cats are eaten in China as a delicacy.
Cats have 32 muscles that control the outer ear while humans have only 6.
There are more than 70 cat breeds.
Cats can’t taste sweetness.
Cats sleep for 70% of their lives.
Some cats have survived falls from over 32 stories(320 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.
The CIA spent US$20 million in the 60s training cats to spy on the Soviets. The first spy cat was hit by a taxi.
One study found neutered male cats live 62% longer than unneutered ones.
In Korea and Japan, there is a Cat Cafe where you can go to drink coffee and hang out with cats for hours.
Cats recognize owners’ voices but seem too cool to care, according to a study.
Cats have three eyelids.
Black cats are considered to bring good luck in Japan.
Cats have +100 sounds in their vocal repertoire,while dogs have only 10.
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.
Exist a theater in Russia where all the actors are cats
A cat called “Dusty” produced 420 kittens during her breeding life, a world record.
Cleaning a cat’s litter box can get you Toxoplasmosis if the cat is infected. While pregnant, it can cause your baby to be born with cerebral palsy, seizures, and mental retardation.
The first cloned cat was called “CC”, short for “Carbon Copy.”
In Ancient Egypt, killing a cat, even accidentally, incurred the death penalty.
In 2009, an accused Florida man said his cat downloaded child porn, not him.
Declawing cats is legal in most U.S. states but banned in at least 22 countries including Germany, Finland, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.
In 1963, a cat called “Felicette” became the first feline in space.
Cats are believed to be responsible for the extinction of several species of animals.
Research has shown that domestic cats never forgive. They fail to show signs of reconciliation like other animals do.
A physicist made his cat the co-author of his scientific paper to avoid replacing “we” with “I” throughout his paper.