12 Purr-fectly Interesting Cat Facts

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Here are 12 feline facts to help you get through the new year.


There are 88 million pet cats in the U.S., making them the most popular pet in the country.

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A group of cats is called a “clowder.”Cats have more than 20 muscles that control their ears.

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Cats sleep 70 percent of their lives.

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Cats can’t taste sweetness.

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The world’s largest cat measured 48.5 inches long.

The technical term for “hairball” is “bezoar.”

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Female cats are typically right-pawed while male cats are typically left-pawed.

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Cats make more than 100 different sounds whereas dogs make around 10.

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A cat’s brain is 90% similar to a human’s — more similar than to a dog’s.

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Mathematician Isaac Newton is credited with inventing the cat door.

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A cat can jump up to six times its length.

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The average housecat is faster than Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt.

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1 Comment

  1. Cats are nature killers. The animal so many dote on ranks as one of the world’s most destructive predators. See the book Cat Wars: the devastating consequences of cuddly killers. Also the book Lion in the living room.
    We thought Boyscouts supported the natural world and preserving and restoring ecosystems not destroying them.

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