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25 Fun Facts About Cats!

Updated: Jul 14, 2020

There are many fun facts about cats, so we thought we would bring you 25 of the more interesting facts about cats, which might help you at your next trivia night!

Here goes:

Fact 1. Cat's don't have a sweet tooth.

Fact 2. Cat's make about 100 different sounds. In comparison, dogs make about 10.

Fact 3. A group of cats is called a 'CLOWDER'.

Fact 4. The first cat in space was a lady French cat, named Felicettte (or "Astrocat").

Fact 5. A cat's hearing is better than a dog's.

Fact 6. A cat can travel at a top speed of approximately 49km / hour over a short distance.

Fact 7. The largest ever litter produced 19 kittens, of which 15 survived.

Fact 8. The biggest wildcat is the Siberian Tiger. It can weigh as much as 317kg!

Fact 9. Owning a cat reduces your risk of a heart attack according to researchers.

Fact 10. A cat's brain is more similar to a humans brain biologically speaking, than a dogs.

Fact 11. The most popular breed of cat is a Persian, followed by the Main Coon.

Fact 12. Cats have survived falls of over 20 metres, due to their ability to land on their feet.

Fact 13. Tabby Cats got their name from a neighbourhood in Baghdad called "Attabiyah".

Fact 14. A cat can jump up to 5 times its height in a single bound.

Fact 15. The Turkish Van is the only cat that's fur is water resistant, hence why they swim.

Fact 16. The first commercially cloned pet was a cat named "Little Nicky", costing over $50k.

Fact 17. A cat usually has 12 whiskers on each side of their face.

Fact 18. On average, cats spend 66% of their day sleeping.

Fact 19. A cat can find its way home due to "psi-travelling".

Fact 20. Cat's only meow at humans. They only spit, purr and hiss at other cats.

Fact 21. A cat's back is extremely flexible, with up to 53 loose vertebrae (humans have 34).

Fact 22. A cat lover is called an Ailurophilia.

Fact 23. Cats have about 130,000 hairs per square inch.

Fact 24. The oldest cat ever recorded was Creme Puff who died 3 days after she turned 38.

Fact 25. Approximately 1/3 of cat owners think that their cats can read their minds.

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