If you're a cat lover then you probably know it well that these creatures can bring much love and joy to their owners. But aside from that, there are some interesting things you probably didn't know about these lovely pets. And here are some of it, which will surely surprise you.
1. Cats have 32 muscles that control their ears.
2. The male cat is called a tom, a female cat is called a queen or molly and young cats are called kitten. Hence, a group of cat is called clowder.
3. Domestic cats usually weigh around 4 kilograms to 5 kilograms. And the heaviest domestic cat ever recorded is 27.297 kilograms.
4. Cats have superb hearing and they have a powerful sense of smell too. However, they can't taste sweetness.
5. The world's richest cat is worth $13 million. And this particular cat got his fortune after his owner passed away and left all of her fortunes to him.
6. Male cats are typically left-pawed while female cats are typically right-pawed.
7. Basically, dogs have higher social IQ than cats. But cats can solve more difficult cognitive problems.
8. Abraham Lincoln loves cats. In fact, he kept four cats in the White House before.
9. In the 60s, CIA spent US$20 million on training cats to spy the Soviets. Unfortunately, the first spy cat was hit by a car.
10. In Korea and Japan, they have a Cat Café, where pet owners can go to drink coffee and have fun with their cats.
11. When a cat dies in ancient Egypt, the family members shaved off their eyebrows to mourn the death of their pet.
12. In the United States, black cats are considered as bad luck. But in United Kingdom, Australia and Japan, black cats are considered to bring good luck.
13. The world's smallest cat on record is just 2.75 inches tall and it is a male blue point Himalayan-Persian, named Tinker Toy.
14. If you're currently pregnant, avoid cleaning cat's litter box because it can give you Toxoplasmosis if the cat was infected while pregnant.
15. In ancient Egypt, killing a cat can incur death penalty. But in Switzerland, eating cat is legal.
Well, these astounding facts are just more reasons for you to appreciate these creatures more.
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